“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world has its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” — Ryū Murakami
Old Fiats add a dash of class among the old brick streets of Florence. Small and compact, Fiats are able to weave in and out of traffic with the same ease as a moped or bicycle making them a favorite among Italian drivers. Get behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat, an icon of Italy, and putter around the Tuscan countryside.
Many people don’t know that about 20 minutes outside of Florence is a cemetery that mirrors that of Arlington in the United States. The lines of crosses in perfect unison at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres and memorializes the soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in Italy during World War 2.
The memorial site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Not everything closes by 5 in Florence. Fill those late hours of the day with a tour of the Palazzo Vecchio museum and tower which are open late. Seen the sunset from Piazza Michelangelo and the bridges? Visit the tower around 8 pm and you’ll get a close up view of the city at sunset.
The Floating City, made up of 118 islands connected by 350 bridges, is best explored by boat. Step into a gondolas and transport back to a time when Casanova ran wild and the carnival, with its mask and costumes, lasted for half the year.