Situated in the Tuscany region in northwest Italy, Florence is surrounded by the Chianti hills whilst the Arno River runs through the city. Although only about two and a half hours from Rome it is a city like no other in Italy. Initially you may be somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer scale and wealth of the art found here. The best thing to do is to accept that you won’t be able to see it all, and instead to try and appreciate and enjoy the sights you choose to visit by taking your time. Relax, sit down for a café at the Piazza della Signora, enjoy the view of Michelangelo’s David (albeit a copy!) and watch the people go by.