Last stop on the architectural (and wine tasting) tour of Italy – the renaissance city of Florence (Firenze). A must for art lovers, architecture fanatics or foodies! There’s so much to see here, you’ll need to be an early bird to fit everything in on a short trip. Florence is stunning, charismatic and best seen from above, so sensible shoes at the ready! Piazzale Michelangelo has the best views of the city. From up here you’ll see panoramic views, notably the architectural splendour of our favourite building Duomo – the large, Gothic church made from Tuscan marble and Ponte Vecchio (the old bridge). If you’re not into hill walking or prefer a leisurely stroll, rather than a quick march then the city’s oldest building, the Baptistery will be right up your street. Literally – it’s a stone’s throw from the station. And for those art lovers amongst you, Michelangelo’s statue of David at Galleria dell’Accademia is sure to turn your head. He certainly turned Goliaths! If Florence still hasn’t won you over, the fine cuisine surely will. It’s a haven for red meat eaters and Chianti drinkers alike. (Don’t worry Hannibal Lector hasn’t been seen here – yet!) If you don’t want to take the chance with Chianti, then Montepulciano and Pulciano are to die for. (Or should that be to live for!?) Florence (definition) home of renaissance, vibrant, cultural, culinary delights – best city in Italy!