Italian job: What to do in Florence?

The old proverb says that all roads lead to Rome… but you’d do well to go a bit up north and experience the renaissance Italy – in Florence! This beautiful Italian town is catching the eyes of travelers for centuries (remember Tea with Mussolini) and it has so much to offer – grab a guy on and enjoy this picturesque city together!

Once in Florence (vegans and vegetarians, skip to the next paragraph please) you’ll immediately notice Florentine steak – it’s a monstrously huge slab of beef that the Florentines call dinner. If you manage to eat it whole, you’ll earn the respect of your man, proving that you’re a man’s man (no pun intended).

Florentine steak – part meal, part protein, part challenge.

Of course, Florence isn’t all about eating delicious food (you can get that in any part of Italy – they seem to be the masters of cooking) – it’s all about the art! Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi gallery) is one of the world’s best museums – Piazza della Signoria, where it is located, is breathtaking, and the museum offers a unique chance to gaze upon the works of true masters of shapes, colors and styles.

Piazza della SIgnoria

Uffizi gallery

Florence has several prominent campaniles (bell towers), but Giotto’s Campanile is easily the most beautiful one – with a height of 85 meters (280 feet) and beautiful carvings and works of art, it’s truly a sight to behold!

Giotto’s Campanile – beautiful work of art!

And, of course, no visit to Florence would be complete without Michelangelo’s masterpiece – the statue of David! Original David can be seen at Galleria dell’Accademia, but there’s a replica just outside.

Statue of David.

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