‘After a day relaxing in his apartment in Pisa, The Travel Bug demanded his humans take him to find some fascinating facts about Florence…’

As they’re very obedient humans, the packed him into the car and flitted away to the capital of the region of Tuscany.  These are the fascinating facts about Florence that Travel Bug discovered…


Travel Bug discovered that the photos that millions of tourists take of the Statue of Michelangelo’s David outside the gallery is not actually the real thing. This statue outside the Palazzo Vecchio is only a copy!

The real Statue of David is kept in the slightly safer venue of Galleria dell’Academia.  This means there are two statues of David, but only one can genuinely be called Michelangelo’s.

Travel Bug was rather surprised to see that David doesn’t wear any clothes.  It must be a bit cold in the winter time.  Maybe David’s Mum brings him a blanket at night or he sleeps in a warm bed next to some humans, as Travel Bug does…


1/3 of the most important works of in IN THE WORLD are located in Florence.  This is according to UNESCO.

Travel Bug promised his humans he wouldn’t touch anything he’s not supposed to as he doesn’t want to get squished by an angry security guard. Or his humans before they’re dragged off to jail.


During World War 2, the Germans blew up every bridge in Florence, with the exception of the famous Ponte Vecchio.

Apparently, Hitler thought this bridge was far too beautiful to destroy.  The Travel Bug agrees – but he thinks everything in Florence is beautiful.

Do you have any fascinating facts about Florence to share with The Travel Bug?

Hasta pronto, amigos!