Our departure to Florence started with waking up an hour late for the train. There was only one train that went to Florence from Milan that day. It was similar to the scene in the film when train is about to depart and you are running up to the stairs a minute before the departure.

Nonetheless I will begin with the cliche phrase, but to me Florence is the most beautiful place I’ve seen in Europe. But no, jokes aside, the city is full of cosy tiny shops with meaningless home stuff, narrow streets, beautiful store signs and incredibly detailed architecture. Florence also has a studio who is responsible for the customised street signs designs in Europe. Essentially Florence is surrounded by hills from where opens spectacular view on the river and house roofs, perfect for the sunset romance and shit. Florence green with its best ice-cream and food I’ve tried in Italy.

Walls of Florence Cathedral.
Walls of Florence Cathedral. Photo: Colin Lee
Spray air conditioner fan outside the restaurant on square opposite Florence Cathedral.
Spray air conditioner fan outside the restaurant on square opposite Florence Cathedral. Photo: Colin Lee
Narrow walls of Florencian streets.
Narrow walls of Florencian streets. Photo: Colin Lee
Streets of Florence.
Streets of Florence. Photo: Colin Lee
Hotel Pendini.
Hotel Pendini. Photo: Colin Lee
Yellow electric car on charge.
Yellow electric car on charge. Photo: Colin Lee
Parked bike.
Parked bike. Photo: Colin Lee

Since Florence has no skyscrapers, Spiderman had to ride on a scooter.

Florencian spider man.
Florencian spider man. Photo: Gareth Chang
River weeds.
River weeds. Photo: Colin Lee
View over Florence at the sunset.
View over Florence at the sunset. Photo: Colin Lee
Coffee shop walk decor.
Coffee shop walk decor. Photo: Colin Lee
Dog watching its master eating ice cream.
Dog watching its master eating ice cream.
Woman with the pram.
Woman with the pram.
Pine trees in the park.
Pine trees in the park.
Anton Burmistrov.
Anton Burmistrov. Photo: Colin Lee