Phra Nakhon Khiri – Phetchaburi – Thailand

Last summer we’ve been in Thailand and visited wonderful places. This is the first one we saw before arriving in Hua Hin. It’s an historical park in Phetchaburi, full of naughty monkeys … as you can see :)

Thailand - Funny monkey in Phra Nakhon Khiri

Thailand - Phra Nakhon Khiri

Thailand - Sleepy Monkey in Phra Nakhon Khiri

Wat Phra Kaeo in Phra Nakhon Khiri

Thailand - Wat Phra Kaeo in Phra Nakhon Khiri

Thailand - Phra Nakhon Khiri - Monkeys play

Thailand - Phra Nakhon Khiri - Monkeys playing

 

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Aperitivo in Florence under the historical Loggia

Looking for a nice and unusual place for aperitivo?

Loggia del Pesce in Piazza dei Ciompi - Florence

Loggia del Pesce in Piazza dei Ciompi - Florence

During springtime and autumn The Loggia del Pesce located in Piazza dei Ciompi, very close to Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, become an open bar where enjoing excellent drinks!

Loggia del Pesce become an open bar in springtime

Loggia del Pesce become an open bar in springtime

It is placed in front of the “mercantino” where a group of small shop sell a huge varaiety of vintage objects.

In the same square, at the opposite side of the Loggia, it is a little green area nice for a rest.

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Florence the city of the Perspective and Photography

Did you know that Florence, the city of perspective, is also the place of the oldest photography company in the world?

Florence in the past from Alinari photo archive

It’s Fratelli Alinari that with its photo archive and museum has documented the transformation of Florence, Italy and Europe from the 19th century to our days.

Are you curious to see how Piazza Duomo or Piazzale Michelangelo or Fiesole looked like in the 1800? How florentine people lived and dressed at that time? What kind of shops you could find in the street? Can you immagine Palazzo Vecchio and its square full of horses and carriages instead of cars?

Through this amazing photos archive you can make a trip in the past, taking a look at the major florentine places, squares, gardens and buildings as they looked more than a century ago.

It’s really nice, original and unique way to explore Florence and see its evolution … isn’t it?

So, we suggest you to spend some of your time visiting the Museo Alinari, located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella at “Le Leopoldine”, an historical bulding from the 13th century that was before a school.

Le Leopoldine - Museo Alinari's place - Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14

The bulding is in front of the main facade of Santa Maria Novella Church, so you could match it with the visit of this important Cathedral, where it is exposed the famous “Trinità” by Masaccio.

Trinità di Masaccio - Santa Maria Novella Church

It’s very interesting that Santa Maria Novella is a “Camera Obscura” as well: in the sixteenth century, indeed, Danti realized a hole in the facade to observe the image of the sun on the floor. You can still see this image by yourself enter the church at noon.

Santa Maria Novella facade

 

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San Miniato al Monte in Florence

Discover secret and charming places in Florence, make your Holiday unforgettable!

San Miniato: it’s one of the most beautiful Church in Florence. It’s located very close to Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the 2 beautiful hills surrounding Florence (the other one is Fiesole).

San Miniato al Monte
San Miniato al Monte

It’s considered one of the finest example of romanesque holy archietcure in Tuscany. In its monumental cimitery are burried all the noble and important florentine families.

Take your time there to feel the peacefulness of this place and be in love again with life

Indeed, when I feel down, this is the only place able to make me happy again :)

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