Beautiful Florence (Part 1) – Merchant of Florence

Colors fill Mercato Centrale

The city of Florence in Italy to me, is one that is like many other typical italian towns , still retains her olden days’ splendor and beauty. But 2 things that separate her from the others are her style and grandeur.

THE city of art and history where renaissance started, nowhere else can you find so many beautiful Renaissance architecture, cathedrals, grand museums and art galleries such as the Uffizi GalleryGalleria dell’Accademia and the National Museum of Il Bagello that will leave you craving for more.

The jaw-dropping fresco of The Last Judgement on the dome of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

With the Arno river running through the city, music playing on the street, Florence exudes an old world charm and romance at any time of the day.

In this first article on Florence, we shall discover that it is not too difficult to bust the bank account with so many boutiques, flea markets, a central market and a fantastic factory outlet about 2 hours bus-ride away to entice tourists and non-tourists alike. Did I just hear some women screaming in excitement?

CAUTION: The following slideshow is not advisable for the shopaholics! 

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