I’ve loved her for years. She is one of the most magnificent cities in the world.
Early morning Duomo
One of my absolute favorite things to do in Florence is to get up early and go walking.
Before the crowds descend, before the views get obstructed by the human masses, before the lines of tourists wrap around the buildings.
Ponte Vecchio before everyone arrives
The shops on Ponte Vecchio before they open for the day
Pitti Palace with the early morning sun
There is a magic hour in Florence after the sun is up and before the shops are open, when there is almost no one around. That is my favorite hour. This is when the city is my own, and I don’t have to share her with anyone.
Piazza Della Signoria before the crowds arrive
Florence street in the early morning
Santa Maria Novella
All images taken on my iPhone while walking in Florence.