Florence | Tuscany

A cultural, artistic and architectural gem, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was home to powerful families, creative geniuses and scientific masterminds. †

It’s unfair, really; any one neighborhood in Firenze possesses more architectural beauty and cultural capital than many of the world’s cities. And it’s all so accessible; a walk between the ochre dome of the Duomo and the arcaded galleries of the Uffizi, two iconic structures of the entire Renaissance, would barely leave a child winded. When you’ve exhausted yourself of history (impossible, really), revel in the play of light across cobbled streets and the smell of fresh pasta dished out in sidewalk trattoria.

Map of Florence