Quick Stop in Florence
As some of you may know, this year's family vacation was a mini tour of Italy! Our first stop on the list was the beautiful Florence.
I had heard so much about Florence and how lovely it is so I was very excited to go. Unfortunately the first night we arrived I ended up getting sick so I was unable to see some of Florence's best sites such as climbing the Duoma and visiting the statue of David (which my family did and loved both). But as soon as I was feeling a bit better I was back out and exploring with the little time we had left.
We stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb just a 2 minute walk from the Duomo. This central location made everything really quick and easy to get to.
Without realizing it, we stumbled upon a park which ended up being a highlight of Florence for me, the Boboli Gardens. These gardens are pretty large and you can spend a good amount of time exploring all the different pathways and views.
Of course in a short trip we had to do the typical Florence attractions. The Ponte Vecchio was extremely packed so we walked through that pretty quickly, but early morning would be a great time to go and really enjoy the views.
We also walked up to the top of the Piazzele Michelangelo to get a stunning view of the city. There was a bit of rain in Florence but nothing bad enough to stop our exploring!
Restaurants we loved: La Buchetta Food & Wine, we stopped for lunch and split Caesar salads and their pesto pasta, it was delicious.
Best food of the entire trip was from Osteria Santo Spirito. The portions are huge and the food is unbelievably good. The truffle oil gnocchi is a MUST. The photo of me in front of the Duomo is from a café on top of a mall called Caffe' La Terrazza. You don’t go here for the food, just grab a coffee or an orange juice and enjoy the view.
The Florence part of the trip was over so we hopped on a train to Roma Centrale!
Tip: book your trains in advance through ItaliaRail