Mornings In Florence

I love Florence.

Sunrise on Ponte Vecchio

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

Ponte Vecchio

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.


  1. Brittany
    July 25, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    What time would you consider to be “early”? My husband and I naturally wake early so I’m not concerned about waking up early. But we dont want to be too early or too late to head out.

    • Corinna B
      July 26, 2017 / 7:45 am

      Hi Brittany,
      I normally head out around 8am. I have the city to myself, can go for a long walk and stay ahead of the crowd. I try to get to Ponte vecchio close to 9am when they start opening up the ancient doors on the stores there. When are you going?

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