Lets just say that Florence was probably the city I liked the least out of all the ones I visited in Italy – I’m not sure why it’s such a desirable tourist destination. Its museums and and churches have nothing on Rome, and it feels even more touristy! Sure the historical city is beautiful, but it has nothing on Venice! The atmosphere is very touristy, and even Italian tourists ask you for directions. When you compare this with the relaxed, friendly, not touristy atmosphere of Bologna, there’s very little left to recommend for Florence.
Here are some pictures I took. It is lovely, and if you go, I would definitely recommend you visit the historical centre and the Piazza Michelangelo (which is up on top of a hill, with great view of Florence). Make sure you visit during opening times if you want a look inside the Duomo.