Florence, Italy

Stan Loomis and his wife in Florence

Stan Loomis poses with his wife during their trip to Florence, Italy.

Not too long ago, Stan Loomis and his wife took a trip to Florence, Italy, where they did quite a bit of sightseeing.

As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence attracts a surplus of tourists annually. In addition, Forbes ranked Tuscany as one of the most beautiful cities in the world due to its architectural and artistic legacy.

Stan Loomis and his wife efficiently explored Florence with a ‘Hop-on Hop-off Tour.’

Aboard a double decker bus, the duo was able to hop off the bus as many times as they wanted to enjoy a full day of sightseeing at places such as the Cathedral, Piazzale Michelangelo, San Marco, and Santa Croce.

The Palazzo Vecchio was one of the most memorable destinations. This fortress was designed between 1298 and 1314 and offers architecture that is unsurpassed. In addition to the sheer size, Michelangelo’s sculpture, Genio della Vittoria, and the battle scenes painted from the floor to the ceiling add to the building’s grandeur. On the terrace, Stan Loomis enjoyed viewing the panorama of Piazza della Signoria and the breathtaking city skyline beyond.

One of the Loomis’ favorite museums was the Uffizi Gallery. Here, they were able to gaze at a collection of Renaissance artwork from artists such as Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. The couple adored famous paintings and sculptures before heading to the rooftop café, where they enjoyed lunch and a beautiful view of the city.

A cooking class in the heart of Florence provided a unique, memorable experience for Stan Loomis and his wife to cherish. With the assistance of a famous local chef, the class made homemade pasta, bruschetta, and a main course, while sampling other local foods and wines.

Bubbling over with priceless art and museums, it was impossible for Stan Loomis and his wife to see all of Florence in one trip. They hope to return someday soon to delight in more of the world-class galleries, baristas, and skilled local bakers.


Learn more about Stan Loomis and his travels by reading his travel blog or viewing the photos he has shared from his travels on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/stanloomis/