Last summer I was living in Budapest Hungary and I did a great bit of traveling around continental Europe. I had met a friend in Italy and we had only planned to see Venice and Rome, but after walking around Rome all day in the 105 degree sun my friend wanted to wait in the 3 hour line for the Vatican and I decided to go to Florence. I am so glad I did, as Florence was what I had always imagined Italy being like. I loved walking the streets alone and imagining what it must have been like during the renaissance. I fell in love thinking that I was following the same path that some of the greatest artist and philosophers once walked. Florence is beautiful and I hope to go back one day.