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Florence: Day 60

We left Como in the morning and drove over to Capronno, a tiny city about an hour west where the Signorelli family comes from. The town was so small, it only has one little Osteria. I would have LOVED to have eaten there, but unfortunately they are not open for lunch during the week. So […]

Florence: Day 59

Lake Como is absolutely gorgeous! Today was definitely one of my favorite days in Italy. We got up and got moving pretty early and caught a boat from Como to Bellagio. It was a two hour ride making stops at small ports along the way. We got to see George Clooney’s house from the water. […]

Florence: Day 58

Today we rented a car and travelled up north to Lake Como. Once we got the GPS programmed correctly and got the hang of the Italian autostrada, it felt nice to be in a car for a change! We had a small late lunch when we got into and settled in Como. It was an […]

Florence: Day 57

Today we had a wonderful lunch at another restaurant that was suggested to us, Birreria Centrale. We started with Ribollita. This is a traditional Tuscan bread soup. I had tried it at a restaurant once early in our trip and found it was more like stuffing than soup. Researching the tradition of this soup after […]

Florence: Day 56

We didn’t do a whole lot that was exciting from a food perspective today, but we did go get gelato again. We went to Gelateria il Magnifico near our new apartment and walked it back to the piazza della Liberta and ate it on a bench looking at l’Arco di Trionfo. Between speaking with Marcella […]

Florence: Day 55

Joe and I both felt like going for a run this morning, so we took turns getting out of the apartment and running. I love running around this city! But I guess I really love running around all cities. That is one thing I will greatly miss about Chicago and one thing I really look […]

Florence: Day 54

Our apartment was pretty empty from a food perspective, so we decided it was time to go to the market! I love the days we go to the Central Market for our food shopping. We then generally eat lunch there as well. With the lunch spots nestled between the food purveyors, you are almost guaranteed […]