Florence – A love affair

Wow – in a word. What a trip –  in three. If you’re partial to art, architecture, culture, food or just being wowed in general, this breathtaking city has it in spadefuls. I couldn’t get over how everywhere you turned, art was in every nook and cranny it could possibly be shoehorned into. The highlight was undoubtedly Michelangelo’s David at Galleria dell’Academia, more overwhelming and majestic than I imagined after seeing it depicted for so many years in miniature 2D form on TV. Other must-sees are the Galleria Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio and the awesome panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo…ahhhhh. Top tip: if you’re thinking of going, go off-peak to avoid the crowds and long queues. I was lucky with the weather too with temperatures of up to 17 degrees. Besides Reykjavik, Florence is the only city I would 100% go back to in a heartbeat.