Photographing Florence: Firenze for photomaniacs

A little guide to taking pictures of Florence: while you are in one of the most beautiful cities of the world, what are the tips to take the top photos?

Photographing Florence: medieval loneliness?

First things first.

If you want to take photos of a city reached every year by thousands and thousands of tourists, you need to put a bit of effort into it and to use a bit of creativity.

So don’t be lazy! Get up early to take photos of usually crowded places… that are not crowded yet!

You can plan your Florence photo – safari the day before, to optimize the time you’ll spend taking pictures.

No problem if you spend the night in the city center, otherwise check for the local transports timetable or book a taxi.

Then get up early and enjoy your Florentine dawn…

The early morning light gives monuments such as Santa Maria del Fiore (the Cathedral), Palazzo Vecchio or Bargello something very special, and unique.

The Uffizi porch will let you play with a bit of chiaroscuro between its columns.

Lost in Florence

If you are looking for some unusual foreshortening composition for your photos, and again no or few people, simply… get lost!

The medieval heart of Florence is still there, and that means shadowy alleys with old doors, often having artistic knobs and decorations. It is just there, a cobweb of vicoli waiting for you and your camera!

The view of Florence

While you are going to spend a lot of time taking photos of the huge historical and artistic heritage enshrined by Florence city center, you have not to forget that Florence has a beautiful skyline as well, and you can enjoy – and immortalise in a photo – it from the hills that surround Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo is perfect to take photos of Florence in a fiery sunset, as so as Fiesole, on the other side of the Arno Valley, where Florence lies.

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