My favorite big city in Italy!
In my opinion, I think the food here was better than the food in the south of Italy. The city itself is amazing to roam around and get lost in! As a female traveling alone, I felt very safe overall walking around in Florence day or night, given that one still adheres to common sense. Museums are expensive but what can you do. Piazza Michelangelo for sunset, San Lorenzo food market for lunch, and there are sooo many good quality authentic italian restaurants to choose from!
Insider Tip:Florence for Foodies tour, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Wish I'd known and taken this tour at the beginning of my Florence trip! I learned so much about Florentine cuisine and Italian culture around food in general and the guide, Nat, was so enjoyable, knowledgable, and entertaining too!