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Florence: Day 36

Unfortunately it was a very rainy day, but we didn’t let that stop us from sharing some of our favorite food experiences with Kyle and Lindsay. We started the day with espresso and strawberry crostada from one of our favorite cafes. We then headed to the Central Market of San Lorenzo. We shopped outside the […]

Florence: Day 35

We had such a great experience hiking up to the Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte the other day, that we wanted to share the same experience with Kyle & Lindsay. We explored the church and the cemetery, enjoyed the amazing views of Florence from the church and the Piazzale Michelangelo and trekked through the […]

Florence: Day 34

Our first visitors arrived today! My brother Kyle and his fiance Lindsay have been traveling through Europe for the last week and will be staying with us in Florence for the next four nights. Consequently, I don’t have a lot to report today. I spent much of the day cleaning, doing laundry, and shopping to […]

Florence: Day 33

Today we decided to learn a little more about Italian wine. We went to a local wine shop and did a tasting of four different types of Tuscan reds. We had a Chianti Classico which was very dry with a short finish and was our least favorite of the four we tried. We also had […]

Florence: Day 32

I was again sent home with a ton of leftovers from my cooking class at Marcella’s, so that was most of what we ate today. Just before noon I ventured out with Emily while Joe went for a run. I had a craving for a salad. I felt like the fresh greens would balance the […]

Florence: Day 31

Today was an incredible food day! I have included a lot more pictures than normal because I just couldn’t decide which ones to leave out. It was another gorgeous day that we spent walking around the city. For lunch we decided to finally try a sandwich stand that Joe has had his eye on since […]

Florence: Day 30

Today we explored the area around the Piazzale Michelangelo including the Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte (a gorgeous cathedral with amazing views of the city), the Cimitero Delle Porte Sante (an expansive graveyard with very ornamental tombs and mausoleums) and the Giardino delle Rose (rose garden). This might be my favorite area of the […]