28 433km // FLORENCE // ITALY

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28 433km // FLORENCE // ITALY

Having spent just three short days in this magical town, I can now totally relate to my mom’s dream of visiting Florence. It’s as special and romantic as the clichés make it out to be, and I would honestly spend all my Autumns here if I could.

We first arrived in Florence (en route to our next Workaway), stopping for just one night to breathe in some fresh Tuscan air (and to eat big cheesy pizzas and mouth-watering gelatos, obviously!) What soon followed, was a we-got-lost-and-loved-it tour of the city centre, stopping at the grand Il Duomo di Firenze (holy hell this is a GORGEOUS creation), crossing the unique structure of Ponte Vecchio, and ending up at Piazzale Michelangelo to view the bronze cast David replica, and a panoramic site that literally left us speechless.

Round two of our Florence trip, had us stopping by a month later to celebrate our 5 year anniversary (unreal that time has flown so fast, and it still feels like we met on our blind date just yesterday) to enjoy a memorable tour of the entire city in a vintage Fiat 500. I can safely say, that if you are planning on visiting Florence, and want to get a real taste of Italy’s second capital, you should, hands-down, do it in one of these little Italian icons. Most fun we’ve had in a while!

Oh, one last thing… David is very well, um, sculpted (just in case you were wondering).

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Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

Florence Italy | How Far From Home

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19 Comments
  • burriana (al)
    Posted at 14:57h, 18 September

    Florence, without doubt the most beautiful city of Earth. I hope you stroked the boar’s nose? It means you will return 🙂
    Keep the great pics coming guys.

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 16:16h, 18 September

      Ah no we didn’t!! Hopefully we’ll be back, then we can stroke it and come back AGAIN 😀

  • Patricia JVR
    Posted at 15:04h, 18 September

    What a lovely idea, and what spectacular photos! Since my hubby (also South African) first introduced me to this page, I am totally blown away! Safe travels and enjoy your experiences, and thanks for sharing them!

  • Anthi Giokos
    Posted at 17:16h, 18 September

    As always, just stunning. The envy is real 🙂

  • Rianne
    Posted at 21:40h, 18 September

    Ahh I love your pictures! I was in Florence last year and absolutely adored it, such a beautiful city!

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 06:32h, 19 September

      Thank you! Yes, we fell in love. Stunning town.

  • Dhiren
    Posted at 07:13h, 20 September

    Find a way to get to Cinque Terre. You’ll be speechless again. Doing Italy with my other half as well, only we stayed in Florence with a big fat rental car. Biggest mistake ever!

    Enjoy!

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 11:07h, 20 September

      Haha, oh no! Next time – Fiat 500 😉 Enjoy the rest!

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    Posted at 11:51h, 20 September

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  • andreechacon
    Posted at 20:47h, 27 September

    Amazing, Florence is one of my favorite places! what camera do you use for your photo?

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 10:16h, 28 September

      Thanks so much! We’re currently using Canon 550D and 650D, with an array of lenses – 10-20mm, 40mm, 50mm and 200mm. Hope that helps!

    • andreechacon
      Posted at 05:13h, 30 September

      That helped a lot 🙂 ! Love your work !

  • gustaf7
    Posted at 09:24h, 30 September

    Greetings from Jakarta, Indonesia! I really like your blog. thank you so much for sharing your experiences and great pics! I hope one day I can go to the places you both have been there.. keep posting! 🙂

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 09:44h, 30 September

      Thank you for the support! We’ll keep posting – we promise 🙂

  • giovanna
    Posted at 16:42h, 30 September

    hallo…but are you in italy now?nice…i like meet you…in Verona.When you coming in verona.?Me and my family like meet and see you..please write me if you stay near verona..By….giovanna Legnago italy

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 17:53h, 30 September

      Hi Giovanna! Sadly we’ve already left Italy, but will definitely let you know if we make it back to Verona! Thank you for the kind offer!

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