Because there was so much to see, I didn’t always have the time to share much more than photos. So, here’s a final mish-mash of experiences and observations.

My days in Florence are coming to an end, but I just couldn’t say “no grazie” to taking the one-hour train journey to the Square of Miracles in Pisa.

When I left Rome and headed back north, I wanted to spend just a little more time in Florence and also explore places like Fiesole!

A rainy start to the day didn’t stop me from making the most of the last eight hours of my museum pass!

Florence is so compact, it’s easy to pack a lot of sightseeing into each day … and still make time for pizza!

Art! Gelato! So many steps! More art!

Some cities take a while to woo you, but I fell in love with Florence the moment I stepped out of the train station.