I’M OBSESSED WITH THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY. It is full of romance, rich history, and some of the world’s best wine. We only got to explore a small portion of Tuscany, but it’s evident God spent a little extra time here. There are rolling hills, snow capped mountains in the distance, and views for days. We ventured out into the countryside (which is a must), but it’s no surprise this preeeecious little town in the heart of the region was a fave. I tell people, if you want to experience true Italian culture, Florence is your place (remember, this is based on the 4 “touristy” cities we visited). There are definitely touristy areas of the city, but you are just a couple alleys away from local hole-n-the-wall bliss.
It’s easy to get lost in a world centuries old as your mind races trying to take in every detail while standing inside the landmarks our history books attempt to describe. You’re watching gladiators rise from the ground of the Colosseum to the cheers of thousands of spectators—almost hearing the roar of the crowd, or imagining the fervency Paul had while writing his letters to Timothy when looking at Mamertine Prison.