This is our first trip to Italy, and like many others, it won’t be our last.
We spent 18 days in Rome and absolutely loved it there. We walked the town and everywhere we went, there was a wonderful surprise....a church that was designed by Bernini and filled with his statues, lovely fountains everywhere, Trastevere with its music, cafes, and life. We found the city to be surprisingly warm and, well, wonderful.
Florence...not so much, we have been here for two weeks and can’t warm up to the place. Yes, the art at the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Bargetello, etc. is wonderful. However, we find the city too crowded, unfriendly,and difficult to navigate since every street looks very much alike. There are none of those wonderful surprises we found in Rome. We won’t return.