Beautiful city, wonderful art, vast history
Being in Florence and moving around the city was wonderful. A quick visit to wikitravel will inform you that the entire downtown area is a UNESCO site, and rightfully so. The Galleria degli Uffizi is definitely worth a visit for the art lovers, as is the Galleria dell'Accademia. There are many historical Cathedrals and Basilicas throughout the city. The main Florence Cathedral, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, with Brunelleschi's Dome, is of course a must see. And so much more... *sigh*!
Insider Tip:Piazzale Michelangelo is a wonderfully peaceful park sort of area that affords a great view of all of Florence. Perhaps come in the evening and stay for the sunset! Sometimes there will be people playing instruments and singing; bring a bottle of wine and settle in Italian style. The word on the street is that Gelateria la Carraia is the best place for gelato at the best prices; I enjoyed and savored my visits. And All'Antico Vinaio for the best panini's; ask for the best! :D