The Birthplace of the Renaissance, City of Lilies, the Athens of the Middle Ages — all these nicknames apply to Florence, Italy. After touring this city all day, viewing its treasures, I can support all the superlative things said about it. Just take a look:
We learned from Reino, our guide to all things Florence, that galleries, churches and art academies across town house a multitude of fine works. We could see only a smattering, of which these were memorable:
In the midst and in between all the art, we dined at a sidewalk cafe, tasted black cherry gelato (a winner, for sure), and explored the use of Sherry’s selfie stick. It was an amazing day!