My first impression after arriving on Florence (or Firenze as they say here) is the space. There are many people walking around and it’s busy but it feels spacious. No one bumps into you nor are we walking shoulder to shoulder like we did in some cities.
Our hostel, Plus hostel Florence, is very easy to find from the train station and it’s big and brand new. The rooms are clean and pretty spacious for a hostel and although breakfast is not included they do offer an all you can eat buffet breakfast for €6 every morning.
I have I admit I love Florence, it’s a cute city with not too many tourist attractions but it’s a perfect city to walk around in, see some things like the garden of Boboli and Il Duomo, eat good food and do some shopping.
The only thing I noticed here more then elsewhere are the beggars, especially women. Luckily the police are on it pretty good and sent them on their way as soon as they are spotted.
I felt good walking around in Florence, I didn’t feel hassled into buying things or bothered to come and eat in so and so restaurant, so yes to me Florence was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.