Each week in Midnight Weekly, we’ll be spotlighting a destination we hold very close to our hearts. And this week we’re going to start with Florence, the last place Adrien Aumont – cofounder of Midnight Trains – travelled by train (which should probably go without saying).
To be honest, it’s pretty hard to offer up a single good reason to go fare il giro in Florence. But now, as the world opens up again, what better way to ease back into travel than with a quick trip to this Renaissance city par excellence?
Its museums may have been closed for several months, but this Tuscan jewel offers an embarrassment of cultural riches – including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci. You could just as well spend hours marvelling at all the dazzling architecture: the Duomo, of course, along with the Palazzo Pitti and the many, many beautiful churches dotted all over the city.
As night falls, we’d recommend checking out a spectacle of a very different kind. After a day’s strolling through the Florentine streets, head down to the banks of the Arno, not far from the Ponte Vecchio or Ponte Santa Trinita. No traveller should leave Florence without having seen the sun set in myriad colours over the river. And as for food?