Yesterday I was recalling my fond memories of my visit to Zurich, Switzerland back in 2010. On a similar note, I have also been remembering my time in stunning Florence, Italy.
I am by no means alone in my love for Italy. The food, the architecture, the people and the language all fascinated me. So many aspects are ‘over the top’ which gives the country it’s unique charm.
Florence was my first of numerous cities in Italy and is a place I have dreamed of going to since I was a kid. I’m not quite sure how I first even knew it was a place but it somehow got on the list.
I couldn’t have made a better choice for my first Italian city.
Walking through the streets with my friend Brian, filming my Florence Italy video for this blog, I was enthralled by the marvelous statues, particularly the David.
I also had one of the best meals of my entire life here, lemon veal and spaghetti bolognese.
As a trip back to Europe is potentially in my near future *hint hint*, Florence is a city I would love to get back to and spend more time in. I’d even consider renting a flat, if I could afford it, and just hang out with the locals.
I’d also love to try and get to Sicily and Napoli, and check out some of the countless Italian lakes throughout the country, all of which there wasn’t enough time for during my last stay.
There is something special about Florence and Italy in general that I don’t think I’ll ever fully put my finger on but it’s a unique quality that brings people there time and time again, making them fall in love with a country that at the end of the day, looks like a boot!
Where is your favourite spot in Italy? Any suggestions for my next visit?