Italy, Florence – I get some home decoration ideas from the Palazzo Pitti and a special note of interest if you have red hair.

A visit to the Palazzo Pitti gave me some home decoration ideas. What? OTT? Come on these were the Medicis – they had to show off.

So firstly something subtle for all my ceilings so that I have something to gaze at while reclining on my chaise longue.

Ceilings in the Palazzo Pitti – maybe a bit much but also rather fab at the same time

Now for the walls. A Titian and a Caravaggio natch and then cram as much as I can on every other wall. Also note that the first portrait shows a hair colour named after Titian and based on many southern Italians’ colouring. Who else gets their hair colour named after a famous painter? All we blondes get is “dumb” (but we know better)

Titian, Caravaggio and using paintings as walllpaper

Then a sculpture of a young Michengelo, a canopied bed and a very very big vase – and I’m done.

Now I’m heading to IKEA – they have everything.

sculptures and furniture at Palazzo Pitti

After all that it was nice to take a stroll (well stagger really as it is all uphill) in the Boboli Gardens behind the Palace – also built by the Medicis of course. The higher you climb the better the view back to the Palazzo.

Next two days are food tours in Florence and then Bologna.

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