Florence is really as pretty as a painting. You can almost point your camera at an arbitrary building, wait for favourable lighting, snap, and get a beautiful picture. This photograph was taken from near the Ponte Vecchio, in late afternoon, looking East. The bridge in the middle, over the river Arno, is Ponte Alle Gracie. Piazza Michelangelo is on the hill to the right of the river.
This other photograph was taken from Ponte Alle Gracie, in the morning, looking West, over the same river Arno. The bridge in the middle, with houses on it, is the famous Ponte Vecchio. Almost all the houses on the bridge are now jewelry shops. Florence is very pretty. But it is also very commercial.