Finally in Florence
March brought us to Florence, finally – with some friends. I had been years ago, Ryan had never been. But now I came armed with some Italian, and some great food recommendations.
We got to see some sights at night …
We had awesome sandwiches at my favorite Florentine eatery: I Due Fratellini.
Which is basically a walk up bar, where you order a sandwich off the list (go for Tuscan salami w/ fennel, or something with goat cheese and rucola) and you can get a small glass of chianti, which you drink while you stand around outside.
Followed by dessert, of course. Gelateria Vivoli is my favorite (the cinnamon is to die for).
And then a hike to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo (need to burn off a couple calories … to make room for dinner)
to pose with an outdoor David.
Dinner was Florentine steak – raw in the middle, as it should be.
And then, of course, a stop at Gelateria dei Neri …
And a visit to the Galileo museum – which is a fun changeup from art museums. It’s all about cool scientific gadgets … and figuring out how they work.