So, we spent two of our vacation days in Florence.
The compact little city is pretty crowded with tourists even in January. I’m really glad we visited in the off-season, because I can’t imagine what an ordeal it would be on a hot summer day. Both days that we were there, the weather was iffy, but that was kind of atmospheric, and we were equipped for it, coming from Vienna.
I thought there was a lot of interesting stuff to see in Florence, but on the whole, I prefer the smaller cities and towns in Italy. I will say, though, that the Uffizi totally lived up to its hype. Really cool art! No photos allowed, alas.