During a whirlwind Italian trip in May earlier this year, my partner, his sister and I jumped at the chance to see Florence. Although only there for just a day, we were blessed with enough time to catch a glimpse of what the charming city had to offer. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the whole city is naturally an architectural dream. Simply walking around the streets will leave you awestruck. We joined a free walking tour that focused on the artistic heritage of Florence, remnants of which still exist around every corner of the city. The tour was a way to immerse ourselves in what has been described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a way to understand how Florence absolutely lives up to that title. We welcomed evening with an Aperol Spritz, gawping at a sunset drenched Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore followed by a quick and hilarious traditonal Floretine meal before we headed out of the city as quick as we had entered. My only regret is that we simply did not have enough time to see everything. The streets are brimming with impressive buildings, art galleries and tonnes of traditional, local food. My guess is that it is only right to insist on a return trip and to next time stay a little longer. Until then I will stare wistfully at the few snaps of our short but sweet time roaming beautiful Florence.