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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.

The Old City at Night

The Old City at Night

Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce

Cross inside the Basilica of Santa Croce

Cross inside the Basilica of Santa Croce

View from across the River Arno

View from across the River Arno

 

I loved that they had bicycle lanes along many streets in Florence

I loved that they had bicycle lanes along many streets in Florence

Climbing up the hill to the Piazza Michelangelo was hard work - time for a quick selfie!

Climbing up the hill to the Piazza Michelangelo was hard work – time for a quick selfie!

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