8 Must-Instagram Spots in Florence

Originally posted on The Boho Traveller

The best way to document your study abroad experience in Florence is through pictures, right? Here are 7 spots you must photograph in Florence that are guaranteed to take your Instagram page to the next level.

The Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore)

img_9713Whether you’re rocking a selfie stick, posing with a fresh scoop of gelato, or just snapping of pic of the intricate architecture, the Duomo is arguably the most beautiful monument in Florence. Taking the right photo is sure to make your friends jealous (and get a lot of likes).  Bonus points if you include a polaroid!

Piazza della Signoria

This piazza is filled with beautiful statues including the Fountain of Neptune, Perseus with the Head of Medusa, and reproduction of Michelangelo’s David. It is the perfect Instagram spot for any art lover in Italy!

Top of Hotel Cavour

img_2187This amazing rooftop bar of Hotel Cavour is a bit of a Florentine secret. The view from the top provides a picturesque 360 degree view of your new favorite city.  What more can you ask for?

San Miniato al Monte

sight_san-miniato-al-monte-basilica_n1519-3258-2_l-1Standing atop one of the highest hills in Florence, this church gives an elevated look at the city as a whole. The views are beautiful, and so is the church itself! Snap a photo of the church or its interior in addition to the views from the hill. Choose wisely which photo to post…

Ponte Vecchio

The amazingly intricate “old bridge” provides a remarkable view of both the Arno River and the hills that lead to San Miniato. Full of gold shops and crawling with tourists, the Ponte Vecchio is a very popular photo attraction for those visiting Florence.
Pro-tip: The best view of the Ponte Vecchio is from the Ponte Trinita, go during the day and at night for two different photo opportunities!

View from the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower

img_9025As far as picturesque areas are concerned, this shot is sure to be a favorite amongst your followers. Get a different view of the entire city and striking close-up photos of the Duomo’s cupola. #blessed.

Basilica of Santa Croce

This church will capture the nuances and attention to detail that Florence is truly known for. In addition to the beautiful architecture on the building, snap a photo of the statue of Dante to the left of the church. No filter needed.

Whether you will gain or lose followers as a result of all your incredible photos abroad, you’ll always have memories of these beautiful sights! (Anyone who unfollows is just jealous that you’re having the time of your life)

Piazzale Michelangelo

img_0896Last, but definitely not least, the perfect view from Piazzale Michelangelo.  Check times, schedule a date, and get your butt up there about an hour before sunset.  Because if you don’t get that perfect photo of Florence did you even study abroad here?

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