After my brief taste of Rome, I hopped an early train to Florence, Italy, to check out where the Renaissance really took off. Even though they are both very famous Italian cities, Florence and Rome couldn't be any different. You can walk across the heart of Florence in 20 minutes. You couldn't do that in Rome on the Metro. Rome roars with people and activities while Florence, while flooded with tourists, is slower paced and calm. Picking between the two is tough, but regardless, I would definitely do Florence again.
Notice the right hand of the sculpture. It's over sized compared to the rest of his body. This is symbolic of God guiding David right before he slings a rock into Goliath's face. It was also symbolic for Florence itself, as the small undersized city state taking on the rest of the world used it as a mascot of sorts. Having now been in person, I can see why it is so highly thought of. If you ever make it to Florence, this is a must see.