Birthplace of the Renaissance and home of Machiavelli, Michelanglo and the ruling Medici family, Florence (pics) is packed with history, art, towers, palaces and beauty. The historic center of Florence is relatively small and invites you to wander and explore.
I won’t pretend to introduce you to the many iconic sites in this city. Rome (pics) is truly one of the world’s great cities. Everybody is familiar with the most notable places here: the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, etc.