OneLens: What UP Italy!

Throwing it back with some newly edited photos from my September 2015 trip to Italy! This was my first time on mainland Europe and this post showcases Milan and Florence. I landed in Milan (via JFK) and quickly made the observation that everyone was tall (!) and gorgeous (!) and fashion-forward (!) and drinking wine (!) and coffee (!) and smoking cigarettes (!). Just like in the movies!

Florence is a stunning must-see. I had the best meal of my life (pork) at a hole-in-the-wall bistro about one hundred meters from the Florence Cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo. A second day was spent walking the city–including visits to Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelango and a third day exploring the Tuscan countryside on a Vespa tour!


The view of Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo shot on my Canon T3i. Ponte Vecchio, or the “Old Bridge” is the only bridge in Florence that the Germans did not destroy during WWII.
Florence’s Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore…a.k.a. Il Duomo di Firenze is the stunning center piece of this iconic Italian city. As seen from Piazzale Michelangelo.
What you’ll find on a city stroll through Florence. #EuropeBikes
Faux Tilt-Shift created in Photoshop for this Canon T3i shot I took in Milan!
Milan Cathedral. HDR’ing the architecture.
An ants-eye-view of Il Duomo di Firenze–The Florence Cathedral. My Airbnb’s doorway was a fifty meter walk from this breathtaking structure. It’s sights like these that solidify my need to travel.
Another up-close view of the sculptures and architecture of the Milan Cathedral.