There are so many interesting places to visit. My eyes see a beautiful photo and I immediately think to myself, “I have GOT to go there!” And sometimes you find a super low priced air ticket to Florence, so you grab a friend and spend a week in Italy! That was my recent experience. I’ve visited Florence before, but the city is so lovely that it was most definitely worth another look. (I already know I shall return yet again.)

We based ourselves in an apartment in Florence for a week. Less than a 5 minute walk and we were on the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge, a medieval arch bridge over the Arno River. Florence is a very walkable city and if you stay centrally located, you can walk anywhere in about 15 minutes. Florence is home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, which is awe inspiring. The Uffizi Gallery is another site to not miss. The sculptures, paintings, architecture are fabulous and will leave you mentally exhausted after taking them all in. Food in Florence is unbelievable. Italians know how to cook and love seeing you enjoy their dishes. It’s not uncommon for restaurants to be family operated for generations. A cooking class will teach you much about how to create simple and flavorful dishes.

From Florence, it’s easy to enjoy a high speed train ride to Rome. The Colosseum and Vatican are highlights, but there are many others as well.

Have you been dreaming about Italy? I have been…and would love to customize a vacation experience for you.

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