After Rome, we travelled to Florence. As soon as I set foot in this city, I fell in love. The atmosphere of this city is something different altogether. As you walk around Piazza Santa Croce, you can see artists dotted about, all painting and sketching the city’s most beautiful sights. The Cradle of the Renaissance is a most apt description of Florence and it would appear that artists are still as drawn (no pun intended) to this city as they were hundreds of years ago.
After spending an hour or so shopping (two must go to shops are the Gold Market and the leather shop right next to it), eating lunch and getting chocolate gelati literally all over myself, we went on a short walking tour of the city. We weren’t able to go into any of the museums (just another reason to go back there), but it was amazing enough to just be walking the same streets that Da Vinci, Botticelli, Dante and countless other famous names have. It really was a very special place and it was unfortunate that we didn’t get to spend much time there. But I have already started plans to head back there as soon as I have lots of money saved!