Based in Colorado, Alexander Garbiso is a personal trainer and owner of Mile High Nutrition and Fitness, where he trains clients in a variety of locations, including their homes. In his leisure time, Alexander Garbiso enjoys traveling and has visited various cities in Italy including Rome, Venice and Florence.
Italy is home to many historic cities, all of which boast rich cultural heritage and classical beauty. Florence, Italy, in particular, is home to many popular European tourist attractions. Because there is no shortage of choices for tourists who visit the city, it can often be overwhelming when trying to plan a travel itinerary. With that said, these are two great activities that one shouldn’t miss on a trip to Florence.
One of the largest and critically acclaimed collections of Italian paintings can be found at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, including pieces by Sandro Botticelli, Pierro Della Francesca, and even Michelangelo. Of course, being one of the most popular attractions in Florence, there are often long lines to tour the gallery. Still, this shouldn’t be a deterrent. The sheer number of historic Italian art in the galleries makes it a can’t miss stop, and one that visitors won’t forget.
Conversely, watching the sunset fall of the PIazzale Michelangelo is completely free and comes without long wait times. Situated in the Oltrarno district, the plaza offers a striking tableau of the city in panoramic fashion, and is one of the most picturesque places in the world to view a sunset. One needs only take a brief walk through the narrow streets of San Niccolò, a sight in their own right, to get there.