An Igers’ photography contest on our new terrace

We got an unusual request in mid-September….a group of Igers— as Instagram‘s most active users are dubbed — asked if they could organize a training session for the followers of their community at our hotel. They were mainly members of the Igers Florence group.

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We have to admit we knew nothing about it all until right before we met them… but we happily said yes. Basically, they gave a kind of outdoor lesson on how to take great pictures, taking advantage of our terrace’s beauty from where all of Florence can be admired from up high. They took a huge number of pictures — each one more beautiful than the last. So we asked them to send them to us so we could give a prize to one of them — a dinner at our I Chiostri restaurant. We ended up getting 51 photographs, each more beautiful than the last!

It was a hard choice, but we did it…here’s the winning photograph, by Ilaria, a Florentine Iger.

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Nice, isn’t it?

Since the other ones were really beautiful too, we decided to post them for you on this blog and give you a chance to admire some original views of our pool, terrace, the church of Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo.

English translation by Miriam Hurley

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