Scott & Janet on Rick Steves' Heart of Italy 2016
Scott & Janet on Rick Steves' Heart of Italy 2016

Firenze, City of Art


What is art, exactly?

Art is something that elicits an emotional response. We think it can be classical artistic brilliance, delicious foods (and the admiration thereof), nature itself, a well-timed joke, whimsy, or even a photograph of our newest friends walking home in the rain. Art is a state of mind. When you choose to see the beauty in life, it's easy to see it everywhere.

Florence is bursting with culture and art...

There were so many churches, museums, and fantastic food we wanted to experience, but a lifetime wouldn't be enough to see it all! Our local guides showed us the best of the city, then encouraged us to roam freely. We were sad to say goodbye to our tour group and to our incredible guide Lisa. Before saying our goodbyes, the group enjoyed happy hour with a stunning view atop the Hotel Torre Guelfa's medieval tower and a feast at a local restaurant. What a memorable way to end our tour!

You can find information about this tour on the Rick Steves' Europe Website! 

Below is video of all the bells in Florence ringing at sunset and our new friend getting a bit choked up with emotion!