This trip was my first to Italy, I travelled to Florence by train from Pescara (SE of Italy) and I fell in love with Florence instantly. Its such a romantic city. The people and the history of Florence made it so special but I guess it also made a difference too with the company I kept as a solo traveller. Even though I was travelling alone I ended up doing stuff mainly with one of the other solo roomies. Theres always so much going on in the city and also wonderful day trips you can do out of the city too.
Insider Tip:We went on an afternoon tour to Tuscany and that was beautiful but I recommend not leaving it too late to book your tours and try and organise them yourself, there is a really good company that runs tours and their office located in the main train station so try and go there the day prior and book. The food in Florence is pretty good and bar scene too, you can grab something fancy at night at a stylish bar and listen to live Jazz or a good DJ and during the day grab a bottle of bubbles and food to go for yo