Five Florence musts!
Florence, or Firenze as the Italians call it, is the capital of Tuscany and probably one of the most magical cities in Italy. I spent three days here while traveling on my own through Italy and these are my five best experiences in Florence.
Site’s sites and more sites
Some of the most famous landmarks in the world can be found in Florence. Even though the city is quite large I found the distances between major sites to be quite close; Florence is perfect for a walking tour. The very famous Florence Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio are only some of the few amazing sites to visit.
Florence at night
The city comes to life at night! Find yourself on top of a building or a hill and take in the dramatic views of the many buildings as they are lit up. Florence at its best.
Eat gelato… everyday!
It is said that Florence is the birthplace of gelato so it is very important that you try as many flavours as you possibly can. This is the one place in the world where eating ice cream is guilt free as you know you have a responsibility to do so. Stick to traditional favourites or visit the Magnum shop and build your own ice cream to your specific taste. When you plan your day in Firenze, you plan it around your ice cream stops.
See Michelangelo’s David
Probably the most famous sculpture in the world is this masterpiece of Renaissance created by Michelangelo. The 5.17 meter marble statue will have you in awe for hours.
Food, food and more food!
When you go to Italy you need to be prepared to gain some weight as food plays a vital part in the travel experience. In Italy every single meal is a celebration of flavours coming together. I have never been so excited to decide on what to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pastries, Pizza, Pasta and so the list of carbs goes on. You cannot have Italy without the food, it will not be the same.