The one place I had to visit while in Italy, was the Cinque Terre. Since I was planning to hike there toward the end of my stay, I spent most of my time leading up to the big day, hoping and praying that it wouldn’t rain. Because naturally, that’s what the weather forecast called for. Of course, when I left Rome to head for Florence, the forecast called for shit weather for the duration of my stay – but I got the complete opposite. The universe loves me.
When I initially arrived in Florence, I wasn’t a fan of the city AT ALL. Mainly because my first day wandering the city left me feel assaulted by both locals and tourists alike – I was pushed, shoved, stepped on – like, WTF people!? But then on day 2, things started to look up and by the time I left, I was totally down with Firenze and its amazing Duomo. I LOVE this building – it’s one of the most stunning pieces of architecture I’ve ever seen and I started (and ended) every day standing right in front of it. How else was I going to get the perfect shot?