|Live music on the Ponte Vecchio.|
|Firenze and her moon.|
|Walking the old streets at night.|
|Michelangelo's David. A true Renaissance man.|
Florence, to me, is the epitome of Italy. It was definitely one of my favorite spots, yet, I can't decide if I liked it more than Rome. Maybe. But I am unwilling to commit to that statement. You see, they just have very different vibes. In Rome, you experience ancient times, but in Florence, you see the Renaissance, which makes Florence nothing short of magical. From the narrow streets, to the arched bridges, to the Arno River, the culture, and art. There is just so much that embodies Firenze.
Every evening, we would walk to the Ponte Vecchio, where there would be live music playing, and we would watch the sun go down. It was one of my favorite moments from the whole trip. It is definitely a place I want to go back to and explore more of. We only had two nights here, so it was difficult to experience everything. A funny moment from the trip was when Grey the mime clown, came up behind me while I was walking through the plaza and squeezed the back of my knees. It startled me so much , I screamed out loud. Fortunately, he didn't wipe his white face paint all over me, as he did some unlucky tourists. I also really loved looking into the eyes of David. Michelangelo blows my mind, he was so brilliant.
Where We Stayed:
Hotel David - Winner on Trip Advisor last year for best hotel, and highly recommendable. Friendly hotel staff, very clean rooms and lots of character.
Museums We Saw:
Academia Gallery - Michelangelo's Statue of David, which is truly a masterpiece.
Uffizi Gallery - One of the oldest and most famous art collections in the world.
Museo Gallielo - Features artifacts such as telescopes, world globes, stethoscopes, navigation instruments, and Galileo Galilei's fingers in a jar.
Museum of Archeology - Housed an amazing Egyptian collection, especially of mummies.