In October 2014, I stepped foot on Italian soil for the first time. My friend, the illustrator Kate Betty Smith, and I visited beautiful Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region.
Firenze, as the Italians would say, is a fantastic place to spend a few days. Culture abounds, with the world famous Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell’Accademia. The architecture is stunning and it is well worthwhile looking up to take the full beauty of the buildings in.