Florence or Firenze has a very special place in Italian history and culture. At the heart of Tuscany, the entire city seems to be a masterpiece of Renaissance art and architecture. It would be a mistake to read it off as just another city-sized museum, though. Florence has a beating heart; it is very much alive still.
GROM has some of the best gelato in the city
The city’s Duomo is a marvelous masterpiece of architecture
The city streets are alive with vibrant colors everywhere
There is a quiet side to the city too, especially along the Arno River