A Favorite of Florence

I was once told by a born and bred Roman that Florence was like the Disney World of Italy.  He told me that every branch of every tree was perfectly placed by God above.  Every street showed a beautiful glimpse of a countryside made for kings.  Of course, he said this with a scoff, as he was proud of his own simplistic Roman ways.  However a scoff was far from my reaction to this description.  My heart ached to visit such a place and I began to get that giddy feeling that one does right before visiting Disney World for the first time. Continue reading