Saturday, November 25, 2017

Florence, the birthplace of the Reinaissance. Certainly, with the Wandering Writer

Florence, located in the middle of Tuscany is the most breathtaking cities in Italy, and in my humble opinion also in the whole Europe. I was lucky enough to be born in a city close by this jewel to be able to visit it with a certain regularity.
Florence, likewise the rest of Italy has a long history, but it shone as bright as a star during the Middle age and the Renaissance. Originally it was a city founded by Julius Caesar, with the name Florentia the flourishing one, because of the fertility of its land. Because of its geographical position, located on a route connecting Rome to the northern territories of Italy, it became an important commercial hub.
However, its economic strength continued to grow and reached its climax during the Renaissance when the city became famous for the exportation of high-quality goods, towards all Europe. Also, it was the center of the main artist production, where great names like Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci, whose paintings, sculptures and architectures can be still seen in the city and attract every year tourists from around the world.

Its artistic nature didnt stop there, and it continued following an old heritage that confirms the nature of its name. 
Walking its streets on a summer evening can be the reason for enjoying not only the fresh air, a nice gelato, listening improvised live music, and take suggestive pictures of the monuments.
However, dont get the false idea about Florence that her beauty is revealed only by night. Quite the contrary, it just reveals the other side of her charm. By day, you will be amazed by the further details you can get from the architecture, and enjoy more of the spectacular Tuscanys landscape.
It will be sufficient a stroll along the Ponte Vecchio to make you feel like one of those beautiful Ladies portrayed in the famous paintings, or one of those rich merchants. You will be walking those very same streets, where famous people walked on their way to the church or for an afternoon stroll. You will walk the same path as Leonardo da Vinci while he thought about the flight of the birds to conceive a way to allow humans and do the same. You will be brought back in time to a place in your fantasy yet to be defined, and you will be charmed by a timeless beauty that will remain in your heart for the rest of your life, or at least until the next time you will be back to Florence.
With a deep dreamy sigh, I leave you to enjoy your weekend, hoping you enjoyed this shorter-than-usual blog post.

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