Skip Piazzale Michelangelo and keep heading up the hill to Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte for good views of the city and catch the monks chanting Vespers in the evening.
Lived in Florence in the late 70s (Dante was writing the Divine Comedy at the time)...
I'd go with Amsterdam as well. Maybe a bit cliche as a pick, but I just love walking around there so much.New Zealand, specifically Queenstown. Incredibly beautiful and fun. Just wish it wasn't so far away.
Also, seconding Amsterdam. Loved the beer, weed, food, people, scenery, art...all of it.