It would take months—maybe years— to really see Florence. We only had a day. Our walking tour began in the best possible place, though, because the view from Pizzale Michelangiolo was spectacular! We were so fortunate to have a sunny day, because we put in a lot of walking miles and shot a lot of photos—neither of which would have been much fun in the rain!
Following the tour, we had a couple of hours to see more of this beautiful city on our own, so we wasted no time. Rather than spend it dining in a restaurant, we passed on lunch and walked the streets of the city with our heads on a swivel, taking in all there was to see.
The streets were very crowded; that’s just how it is in big cities anywhere you go these days. The crowds get to both of us, so there were times we just needed to seek out a quieter area for a respite.
Here, then, is our day in Florence:
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