April 7-8, 2019
Our second day in Florence city center was even more fun than the previous day. We spent most of the day walking up and down the stone streets, making sure we soaked up as many canal and rooftop panoramic views as we could find. It seems that the higher you climb in this city, the more in awe of the original architecture you will be.
One of the highlights of our day was visiting the Galileo museum. This quirky but fascinating museum was dedicated to the great Galileo’s scientific work and inventions. The museum did boast some odd features, though. They had exhumed parts of Galileo’s body, resulting in exhibits showing his finger bones and teeth. The level of appreciation for the man was unmatched by any other exhibit I’ve visited.
We also had to make sure that we tried a true Negroni cocktail before leaving Florence. After all, Firenze is the birthplace of the drink. Having the ruby red drink while the sun set over the canals seemed like a perfect way to end the day.
Florence absolutely surprised me even though I knew it was going to be the highlight of my trip. From the amazing food and wine to the stunning views, Florence makes me want to go back every year.
I especially loved the random street art theme that we kept finding as we walked around different streets. There was a street artist who painted snorkeling goggles over renditions of famous Italian paintings. It became an adventure finding more of these pieces throughout the city as we were exploring.