Being a "novice" traveler (first flight at Age 21, was 26 years old before leaving the country), I never expected to make it to Europe. My wife "talked me into" a whirlwind European tour in 2001 where one stop was Florence... we only had a day and a half there and I fell in love with just everything about it. The people, the art, the architecture, the history, the food (Gelato and Espresso every day), and even the weather. We went back in 2002 and spent a week and I felt like I could have stayed a year, and I can't wait to go back...Next time I'll learn a little Italian language! Here are just a couple pics of my favorite city in Italy, please share yours!