Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel.

Michelle is currently testing out a Stafford Pro laptop handbag from our new color collection for Fall 2017 - coming soon to clarkandmayfield.com!

Florence, Italy

Florence was once a hub for medieval European trade and is now home to nearly a third of the world's great art treasures. The historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an abundance of art galleries, museums, and monuments. In addition to this cultural and architectural heritage, the city is also well known for fashion.

Millions of tourists visit Florence each year to explore the art, history, and food. Crowds and long lines are common at popular sites like the Duomo (cathedral) and Uffizi Gallery during peak season, so it's best to get an early start.  

For more about things to see and do in Florence, see our self guided walking tour of Florence.

Why We Went

We flew into Florence at the start of our month-long stay in Italy. Since I did a study abroad summer program in Florence, I was eager for my husband to see it and revisit some of my favorite spots. 

We stayed three nights at a tiny but central Airbnb apartment. We explored exclusively by foot, including a guided half-day walking tour about Florentine Street Food. Among the highlights were the fresh pasta from San Lorenzo market and the artisanal gelato, which we could not get enough of!

Though very crowded, I definitely think Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can learn more about our Florence trip here.

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