To see the sun sink down, drowned on his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, is a sight to stir the coldest nature.

Mark Twain

Florence is a photogenic city. It’s considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance and it certainly enchants travelers with mesmerizing architecture and art. Unlike Rome, Florence offers a more vibrant and intimate experience of Tuscany.

Statues that defined thousands of years are open to the public for free. Even if you do not fancy art, you will still be amazed by these ancient masterpieces.


Florence is a highly sought out city for foreigners. Whether it’s the Duomo, the Statue of David, the wine, the gelato, the espresso, or the high quality leather, Florence may be one of Italy’s greatest cities. Florence definitely at the top my list.

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