Firenze does not have a bad angle. It is much prettier than Milano. I could really live here, not forever, but for a while. The food is great, the coffee smooth, the architecture regal, and the history rich. Right out of the train station Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) rises above the buildings. The train got in after dark, and the dome was lit up beautifully. This is one of the most confusing cities, on a few occasions I have gotten lost, and once actually went is a circle without realizing it. Getting lost in Florence is not a problem, it’s just a detour. Everything is really close.
Our hotel here is great. The owners are really nice and are very flexible. The rooms open out to a nice courtyard and the ceilings are very high. It is the type of place I want to live in (though not so far from home!). (addizionale foto Milano) (last day in Barcelona)