2 days in florence
we spent two wonderful days in florence. we caught a train from salerno through tuscan countryside into florence. i try and catch as many trains through europe when i travel because i find them calming and the best way to see all the landscapes as well as little towns and villages i would miss if i flew.
we stayed in the cutest, classic, rustic italian hotel right in the middle of the city! we could walk everywhere. the couple that ran it gave us great advice on how to spend our 2 days. our room opened up to the most beautiful rooftop terrace where we could have breakfast, drink wine and mingle with other guests (i avoid this part ha). the hotel also had a parrot named leopold and a cat named sylvester that were really friendly and we liked to chill with.
florence literally took my breath away. not knowing exactly what to expect, its beauty caught me off guard. it is so incredible to be in a city where you can feel the history everywhere you walk and see where great artists were inspired to create and in turn be inspired yourself. i think that's why i love travel so much. below are my highlights and recommendations if you have a short stop in florence. i will definitely plan to stay longer next time i visit!
- hotel il bargellino - as mentioned above this hotel was perfect for our two nights in florence. we could walk everywhere, it was very charming, and the owners had great advice and tips on where to go and what to eat
- san lorenzo market - this market is famous for its leather goods and its indoor food market. highly suggest
- piazza del duomo - i was completely mesmerized walking around piazza del duomo. so so beautiful
- lunch and a drink in piazza della signoria - after walking around all morning this is a nice piazza to have a little drink and people watch
- ponte vecchio - the iconic medieval bridge of florence
- gelato ! we got a really nice one just across from ponte vecchio. i don't remember the name of the shop though. little tip, if the pistachio is a bright green colour, they have put food colouring in it and the ice cream shop is more then likely not good ;)
- steak florentine - an iconic dish in florence! everywhere has it. but it's important to do your research to find the best place. we had the most amazing one at a tiny little hole in the wall that i do not remember the name of! we also had a butter and truffle oil pasta with fresh parmesan and it was out of this world. one of the most memorable dishes i've ever had
- just walk around aimlessly - we mainly just enjoyed wandering around and down all the little side streets and taking photos and not having much of a plan <3
all photos by myself and anders