I am just now leaving Salzburg, Austria and heading on a high-speed train to Munich (Munchen), Germany. My impression of Salzburg was nothing if not amazing. It is a small city with a well-centered altstadt (old part of the city) that makes you feel like you are in some sort of Harry Potter or similarly magical film. The streets are filled with ‘hidden’ alleyways that link to other streets and the old-world charm of cobblestones, wrought iron, and horse carriages brings the city to life.
Florence is a perfect blend of tourist attraction, romance, entertainment, and general enjoyment. It has everything that you would want. The city is beautiful; the sites are world-famous; the clubs and pubs are close together; and the city is generally quite enjoyable.
When I arrived in Florence
This is going to be a big day! So, make sure to get a big breakfast. A croissant and coffee will NOT do. If you want to ‘experience culture’ then, sure, have that, but make sure to fill up on some real food (eggs, bacon, potatoes, beans if you’re from the U.K. and Ireland, etc.). If you don’t fill-up now, you will pay a fortune to eat in or near the Louvre or really any of the attractions that you will be seeing today.
So, let us get started!