Florence – Art, Beauty, and Class

Florence is truly amazing, and one of my favorite destinations so far! There is a charm about the city that makes you feel welcome, and the architecture is a joy to take in. The city has a sizable population, but is very easy to get around and explore. Even the street signs are fun to check out. Florence has a tradition of turning boring street signs into entertaining forms of expression – check out the photo below.

It goes without saying that Florence has one of the best art collections in the world. Highlights include Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the Dome of the Cathedral, and much more. It’s worth taking your time to explore the many museums and galleries to fully appreciate their magnificence!

We learned about the city’s history, such as how rivalling medieval lords would compete by building ever larger/taller defense towers. Throughout the old city, you can see many of these towers still standing – but are now part of apartment buildings, shops, and restaurants! So cool!

All-in-all, Florence was a blast. I’m kind of sad to leave, but have Rome to look forward to next!

Cheers, Shawn

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