I love Florence! I had been with my family 5 years prior, and it was so much fun to go back. We actually stumbled into the same gelato shop that my family and I had eaten at on our bike tour years ago. It was just as good as I remembered! Rachel and I stayed at an airbnb (of course (they tended to be cheaper than hostels for us)) with the nicest couple. They gave us all sorts of great recommendations. Our host worked at a restaurant in the city, and we decided to splurge one night and eat at his restaurant. We shared the most delicious pear, sheep cheese, honey pizza, a bottle of rosé, and tiramisu. So so good! When we asked for the bill, our host shrugged and said "20?" (The bill should have been at least double that.) He was the sweetest!
^^ Chianti every night! Also, this restaurant/jazz cafe was adorable. Heart-eyes.
^^ I think the Duomo in Florence is perhaps my favorite building of all time.
^^ You have no idea how much I needed this carrot juice. (The things you miss abroad...) I had been sick since Cinque Terre, and the pizza all day err day wasn't seeming to speed up the recovery process. It was the perfect cafe in the perfect location, tucked along the flea market. I found the most beautiful vintage earrings there, which I bought as an anniversary gift for Jon but they were stolen in Rome :(
^^ If you go to Florence, you must go to Gusta Pizza. THE BEST of all time. We ate there twice in a row and were not ashamed one bit.
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