After a day and a half in Assisi, we hop on the train and traveled north west to Florence, the capital city of Tuscany region.
Religious or not, one can't ignore the impressive "Duomo", The Church of Santa Maria del Fiore. The intricate architectural design embellished in various shades of green and pink is truly a sight to behold!
Perched high on the hillside is Paizzale Michelangelo where one can admire the breathtaking view of Florence's skyline and Ponte Vecchio- the oldest and most famous bridge crossing the Arno river.
Florence is magnificent in daylight but transforms into something mysterious and romantic as the sun begins to set. We stayed in a small restored attic of an 18th century mansion located near the banks of the Arno river so we were able to witness the metamorphosis of this beautiful city every night while walking along the river banks.
I wonder ..... if da Vincci, Boticelli. Buonarroti (Michelangelo}, and other Florentine artists were somehow touched by this "mystery" that enabled them to express this beauty in the form of their masterpieces.