If you come to Florence, walking around the city, you will surely notice these 3 very characteristic things, which you can not absolutely miss and whose history you must know!
The Piglet Fountain
This place is perhaps one of my favorites in Florence.
I remember when, as a child, my grandfather in the long Sunday walks in the center, he took me here and every time he told me from the beginning the story of this little pig.
Even at that time around the fountain there were always a lot of people lined up, waiting to rub the nose of that animal that says, whoever touches it, will return to Florence again.
But the story is not over here, in fact, the legend wants that, putting a coin directly inside the mouth of the piglet and being able to make it fall into the grilles of the fountain below you get a lot, but a lot of luck! Seeing is believing…
Buchette of wine
Of small little doors like these you will find many around Florence and maybe you wonder what they are and what their use?
No, it is not the entrance to Alice in Wonderland when drinking the potion becomes small …
The little wine holes were windows used just for the sale of wine or even to leave to the most needy some food and a glass of good red.
Today around the city there are more than 140! Have fun looking for them and photographing them because none is the same and some look like real works of art!
Not many know that one of the symbols of Florence is the lion!
This is why there are many leonine statues scattered around the city. The lion was chosen by the Republic of Florence because it is the only animal that can tear the eagle, which is instead the symbol of imperial power.
In the course of history Florence also decided to put cages with real lions in flesh and blood that symbolized the power and strength of the city !!!