Autumn colors in Florence
Walking around Florence in autumn is a true pleasure. The temperatures are still mild, with parks and gardens offering the wonderful display of colors that are typical of the season. In the historic city center, it’s the perfect time for a stroll to discover the picturesque corners of the city, complete with a gorgeous sunset from Ponte Vecchio’s Lungarno Acciaiuoli to admire the evening lights reflecting off the Arno.
If you haven't been there yet, this is the ideal time to visit the Boboli Gardens, a magnificent park created for the Medici palace, Palazzo Pitti. The large park served as a model for courts across Europe wishing to imitate the Italian Garden. Full of centuries-old trees and Renaissance sculptures, it is even more awe-inspiring with the colors of the autumn foliage.
Among the lesser-known monuments to see in Florence, we recommend the Pagliazza Tower. Located in a picturesque corner of Piazza Santa Elisabetta, it is just a 7-minute walk from Residence Hilda. It has a curious cylindrical shape and legend claims that it is the oldest building in the city, originally built during the Roman period and remodeled over the centuries.
When dusk arrives in Florence during the autumn, you simply can’t miss a stroll along the renovated Lungarno Acciaiuoli, the new pedestrian area in the historic city center. There is no better place to enjoy the sunset as it colors the waters of the Arno, not to mention the stunning evening lights of the Ponte Vecchio and other ancient buildings that are reflected off the river.