To some people, Florence might just be a beautiful city to visit and enjoy. To me, Florence is one of my greatest loves. Loving a city is like loving a person: I was initially attracted to Florenceís beauty, I enjoy so many of her qualities, I accept my beloved city as she is, and I love how she makes me feel when I am in her embrace. I didnít choose to love Florence by checking items off of a list, but rather by feeling her love inside of me. While I am attracted to Florenceís exterior, it is her interior that I fell in love with. Her heart, her soul, and her vibrant energy influence me every day.