Florence is a very pretty city. Many students actually study abroad there instead of Rome (I much preferred Rome!), and I even ran into a high school friend of mine while wandering a piazza. But we (including J.) were here for a short weekend trip through Florence, Pisa and Viareggio.
Aside from the climb up a set of stairs for the view, we visited a couple museums, strolled through statued piazzas and I snuck a picture of the real David.
With carnivale in the air, nothing could be unpleasant!