Florence is a dirty, grimy city. Thousands of cigarette buts line each street along with a general sprinkeling of other trash. You think of Italian citys as bright and carefree, but Florence feels more like a semi-bad section of New York. The public buildings were often magnificent, but it’s not a place I’d like to call home.
The drivers are bit agressive, In Nice they have no hesitation in driving a few inchs beside a crowd, but in Florence they have no hesitation in driving right through one. Pedistrians do not have the right of way at all!