As one of the capitals of art and architecture in the entire world, Florence has a little something for everyone. Art buffs will be overwhelmed by the amount of galleries and museums available--many which require a second visit in order to truly appreciate. History is impossible to escape while walking Florence's streets, and visitors should think about buying a quality guidebook so they can get a full understanding of the importance the city had during the Renaissance. Long lines can make seeing attractions like the Duomo or the David a wait to get in, but it's often worth both the price of admission and the time you spend standing. Whether you are into ancient Etruscan ruin a short bus ride away or enraptured with the Medici and their family saga, you are sure to find something that will captivate you and will ask you to return to Florence again and again.
Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all without spilling her cappuccino.
She's the author of Shakespeare's Lady, and is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she resided for two years. When she... Read More