Florence is gorgeous. There is no doubt about that. The art, history, and shopping are unbelievable. However, I still don’t think it is the easiest place to bring a baby James’s age. It is true that it is slightly less crazy than Rome, but SLIGHTLY (in my opinion). I still didn’t feel comfortable letting James run around much. There may be less scooters, but there are still alot of cars/buses and ALOT of people. The couple that we rented from in Florence said that tourism is up 25%.
Also, there is no green space or grass. We actually looked on a map to try to find some grass for James to run around on, but when we got there there was a fence around the grass, and you weren’t allowed to walk on it!!!
Oh well. Florence is definitely a place that I would love to revisit for about a week. I don’t feel like I got to experience all that it has to offer.
Until next time, Ciao Florence!
P.S. In case anyone was worried, we bought James a new pair of shoes. Also, you may have noticed that he has a red mark on his forehead in all of the pictures. On the first night in Rome, he got bit by something (mosquito?) and it really got inflamed. It’s going away now, but I just wanted to point that out.
Also, please excuse all the frizzy haired pictures of me. I have a blow dryer and straightener but no voltage adapter. The apartments had blow dryers, but I couldn’t make those work either, and I figured that it just wasn’t worth my time.
And last thing…scroll down as we posted multiple posts today.