|Cape Ferrat Coast, France|
Nice is a large city right on the coast with many monuments shops and churches to check out. Many of the buildings around Nice are more modern though and it didn't feel as charming as Barcelona. The train system for getting around between cities was fast and easy to use as long as you know to stamp your ticket before boarding.
In contrast to our sunny warm swimming weather in France, by the time we arrived in Florence it was again raining. The rain could not detract from this lovely Tuscan city however. In the Piazza Duomo/Piazza San Giovanni are some of the most incredible buildings we've seen. The intricate marble work on the Baptistery, Duomo Cathedral and Giotto Bell Tower are amazing. Combine that with the works of the Renaissance masters that adorn and fill them, including Garibaldi's Gates of Paradise bronze doors that may have started the Renaissance and the Piazzas are jaw dropping.