Out of all the cities we visited in Europe in 2014, my absolute favorite was Florence.
It was magnificent! The streets were clean and full of pedestrians rather than traffic. We found interesting street art and shopped in an open marketplace. The scenery was gorgeous and the buildings were beautiful, and I could have spent days just walking around.
During some down time, my friend and I wandered for a bit and eventually found our way out of the center of the city. The area opened up to the river and countryside, and it was incredibly beautiful. We took lots of pictures and just stared in awe of the beauty. I’ve never seen anything like it. Italy was amazing altogether, but Florence was on the next level.