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Florence; A museum without a roof; Luca and Italian hospitality


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    Many of my friends always ask me how you travel from city to city and even from country to country in Europe, one of the most cost-effective ways is to travel by bus, before you start this post : Let me tell you the story of this company, this is the motto of flixbus Company

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    By now you should know that flixbus is a bus company in Europe that transports passengers to all European countries. There is usually Wi-Fi inside the bus, but not all of them. You can cross the borders of Schengen countries almost like traveling from city to city inside Iran; In short, almost all of my transportation costs between European cities and drawers were spent on this company, which is their drink, low cost and exact departure time, as their slogan is.

    The picture on the left is a discount ticket that my bus driver gave me as a gift after I told him the story of my travels and that I came from Iran.

    Stay at Luca's house

    First let me tell you about Luca Braton, a 40-year-old Italian doctor who taught at a university in Florence, invited me to his house, I stayed at his house for about 4 days and nights.

    Luca is cooking

    I remember the next day Luca said let's go shopping at one of the shops near the house, The remarkable thing was that when a barcode reader arrived, we were given a barcode reader and when we removed each product, we scanned it with a barcode reader and collected the total cost of our purchase.

    Would you like to know what my residence in Luca's house looks like? Right on an attic platform, here was where I slept for 4 nights, if this is an unbearable thing for you, then it is better to travel with a backpack and not read the contents of this site at all, because this is the most luxurious bed you can have. Have a surfing trip and backpacking (photo below)

    My bed in Luca's house

    Invite Luca's friends to dinner

    Luca or the Europeans in general try to use the little time they have and spend most of this time with their friends, almost all the Europeans I have ever seen are like this and I think they work so hard that they get the little opportunity they get over the weekend. They make the most of it, that day Luca told me that we had a guest that night, so we went to the store that afternoon to buy some food for the night.

    Dinner at Luca's house

    After that night, we went to a restaurant in the city almost every night and Luca introduced me to all his friends, everyone asked about Iranian culture and had a lot of questions about Iran and traveling to it, to which I also answered enthusiastically.

    It is very interesting to know that uncut Italian pizza is served on your table, and later in Switzerland I realized that you have to do this yourself to cut your pizza; I still do not know the exact reason and if anyone has information about this, thank you for telling me to add it here.

    Florence Museum without a roof

    اگر بخواهیم یکی از 10 شهر زیبای دنیا را نام ببریم بدون شک فلورانس در این لیست جای دارد، این شهر به دلیل حفظ بافت قدیمی اش همواره یکی از قابل توجه ترین شهرهای اروپا از دید گردشگران بوده است.فلورانس هم اکنون پایتخت ناحیه توسکانی ایتالیا می‌باشد. شهر فلورانس از سال ۱۸۶۵ تا ۱۸۷۰ پایتخت پادشاهی ایتالیا بوده‌است. در سده‌های میانه فلورانس کانون بازرگانی و امور مالی اروپا بوده و بعدها رنسانس ایتالیا از این شهر آغاز شد. خاندان مدیچی سال‌های طولانی در شهر فلورانس فرمانروایی داشتند. انواع هنر به‌ویژه هنر معماری و تندیسگری در شهر فلورانس جایگاه ویژه‌ای داشته و دارد به طوری که این شهر را به یکی از مهم‌ترین مراکز هنری اروپا تبدیل کرده‌است. فلورانس همچنین دارای بیش از چهل موزه و نگارخانهٔ هنری می‌باشد که مهم‌ترین آن‌ها گالریا دلیی اوفیتزی و پالاتزو پیتی به‌شمار می‌آید.

    Florence sights

    Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    Ponte Vecchio

    A bridge that has become the destination of photographers around the world

    The Ponte Vecchio is one of Florence's oldest and most attractive bridges and a dream destination for tourists and photographers. The bridge is famous for its very interesting architecture, because it is rare to build shops and stores on the bridge that is the crossing. This old bridge was originally made of stone and built of wood, but in 996 AD, the construction of the Ponte Vecchio stone bridge was completed, but it was destroyed several times by a huge flood, finally in 1335 AD, by a designer and architect named Tadeo Gadi was rebuilt. This beautiful bridge is still amazing for architecture lovers, despite its strange fate and disasters.

    Ponte Vecchio bridge

    Piazza della Signoria

    This square, which has played an important role in politics and historical events in the past, is one of the most beautiful and most visited squares in Florence. Even today, this square is a lovely place and always full of tourists and locals! Located in the center of Neptune Fountain Square and on one side is the Vekio Palace, which is still the seat of government.

    Opposite the Ovitz wall, which is on one side of the square, is an open-air gallery called the Loggia di Lantzi, which displays unique sculptures. Right in front of Vacio Palace is a statue of Michelangelo's statue of David that tourists have been queuing to see for years.

    Della Signoria Square

    ساختمان لوگیا دی لنزی (Loggia dei Lanzi)

    The Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air public gallery, is full of architectural works, the great history of the Renaissance, located next to the Piazza della Signoria. Strange things that attract all the visitors, the bronze statue of Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini holding the head of Medusa and the statue of Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, which is beautifully made of marble.

    Undoubtedly, when searching for information about Florence and a travel guide to Florence, recreational and historical attractions are among the most important things that people want to know enough about. One of the historical attractions of this city is the Cathedral of Florence. This church is located in the center of the city and attracts countless tourists due to its easy access to this church. This church is one of the most historic churches in Italy and has attracted the attention of many people with its unique exterior design and decoration. San Giovanni Baptistery is another historical attraction of this city and is one of the most important religious places. The interior of this place is very attractive and unique. The reflection of light on the gilded decorations makes the interior design of this place look beautiful.

    View of the church from Luca's kitchen window

    The large brick dome of the church is the first thing you see. When you enter the church, you have to go through 464 strange and narrow steps to reach the top of the dome. The view of the city from above is so beautiful that it is worth climbing all the stairs. Next to the church is the bell tower (Campanile di Giotto); Florence is a city of museums, works of art and painting galleries. One of the most recommended museums is the Ofitzie Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous painting museums in the world. The number of works and the variety of painting styles of the museum are confusing and it has a very beautiful building. The Academy Museum, home to the famous statue of David, is a masterpiece by Michelangelo. The marble statue of David is one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance and is so unique that it attracts many tourists to the Academy Gallery. There are two replicas of the statue in two other places in the city: on top of Michelangelo Hill (from which it is very dreamy to see the city) and Signorita Square. Florence has many beautiful squares (Piazza) and spectacular Renaissance palaces (Palazzo); With hundreds of churches, museums, galleries and studios. Siniorita Square in the center of the old town is the most famous square in the city and is an open-air exhibition of sculptures and statues. The location of Vakio Palace, the old town hall in the square, is also a feast made of art and history; And the music, the constant sound of the area, has made the feast even more glorious.

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    The large and beautiful square of Michelangelo is located on top of a hill overlooking the city and from there you can see all of Florence. Built in the 19th century, this unique square is decorated with sculptures based on Michelangelo's original works and watercolor images of the city's main landscapes. It is interesting to know that the statue of David Michelangelo was originally located in this square, but was transferred to the Academy Gallery for further protection.

    Statue of David Michelangelo

    Florence from Michelangelo Square

    Florence is beautiful and has good subjects for photographers. One of the most popular places for photography is Ponte Vecchio or the Old Bridge; The oldest and most famous Arno River Bridge. The Vakio Bridge is always full of tourists and jewelry shops. Next to the Vacio Bridge you can also visit the De Beauboli Gardens and Pitti Palace: a large and lively garden and a famous and huge palace, full of various galleries of paintings, jewelry and royal costumes. Florence, Italy is the cradle of design, fashion and shopping, and showcase, sightseeing and shopping are the pastimes of all Italian cities. Shopping for jewelry, leather and artwork in Florence is tempting. Especially that Florentine leathers have a special reputation in the world.

    A video of Florence