We are beyond excited for our Flytographers from all around the world to meet soon in the beautiful city of Florence for our third annual Flytographer meetup. To celebrate and because we can hardly contain our excitement, here are our favourite places to take photos in Florence.
Florence’s oldest bridge, Ponte Vecchio, picturesquely spans the Arno River. The medieval bridge is unique as it has had shops along it since the 13th century. Today, you can find jewellers, art dealers and souvenirs in these shops. This is one of the most romantic, and iconic, spots in Florence, so grab your partner’s hand and take in the beauty of Firenze.
Florence’s main cathedral, Il Duomo di Firenze, can be identified by its stunning marbled green, pink and white facade. The soft colours mirror the beautiful surrounding Tuscan hills and the iconic dome gorgeously marks the centre of Florence. Explore the cathedral's stunning exterior and surrounding piazza before making your way to the top of the dome by way of 463 steps to take in the sprawling landscape of Florence.
Piazza degli Uffizi
The Uffizi Gallery houses some of Florence’s most treasured Renaissance masterpieces, but the surrounding Piazza is not to be missed either. Wander the exterior for gorgeous Florentine architecture, where columns and sculptures line a narrow courtyard which opens beautifully to the Arno River.
Florence’s historic town hall, or Palazzo Vecchio, is heaven for history buffs. The site is built on top of the ruins of an ancient Roman theatre, which are still visible today. Beautiful courtyards, an imposing fortress and a copy of Michelangelo’s David make this one of Florence’s most fascinating and important spots.
Oltrarno, sometimes referred to as “the other side” of the Arno, has been largely forgotten in modern times, but thanks to a recent makeover, this creative hub is gaining in popularity. The Oltrarno district can feel simultaneously like a step back in time and a peek into the future, with artisans carrying on centuries-old traditions here in their workshops and modern designer shops popping up just down the street. Another added bonus is that there are currently fewer tourists there than in many of Florence’s other photo-worthy spots.