I recommend visiting - Florence, Tuscany
While I've visited many cities throughout Italy, Florence holds a special place in my heart after spending a semester immersing myself in everything this beautiful city has to offer. Florence's air smells and feels truly Italian, as the cobblestone streets are lined with local musicians and art, along with locals enjoying espressos throughout the day make you feel like you're experiencing Italy as it was meant to be. Although the crowds downtown can be overwhelming at times, the city's quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno is a quiet oasis in a bustling city. It is easy to find local gems such as Piazza Santo Spirito along with historically famous sites such as Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the stunning Piazzale Michelangelo.