Beautiful lovely Florence, oh what a CITY! This amazing village is filled with windy streets + beautiful details. If you have never been to Florence, I promise that you will not be disappointed adding it to your bucket list. This city screams romance!
I had such a lovely time with my friend Marissa roaming the city streets + it was simply delightful! I wanted to share a few of my top highlights from this amazing trip. In case you do visit Florence, here are my top MUST DO's:
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Have dinner at Ciro & Sons- This restaurant is magical. It is owned by 3 sons of the man who started it AND it specializes in Gluten Free. I know , I know, this may seem like blasphemy for Italy, but celiac is real my friends + I happen to have a wheat intolerance [gasp]. Regardless, this place was delicious + the people were superb!
Take a Wine Tour in Tuscany- If you are in Florence, you absolutely, 110% MUST make your way out to the gorgeous green wine hills of Tuscany. I was able to go on the most educational, beautiful tour with Italy & Wine tour. I must admit, our tour guide Hilary was by far the BEST. She was energetic, funny, educational + so beyond accommodating. The tour would not have been the same without Hilary. You must request her if you go on this tour! Without a doubt, this entire day in Tuscany was one of the best days of my life!
Consume GELATO, a lot of gelato- You will do so much walking in Florence that you absolutely must consume as much sugary goodness as possible. EAT EAT EAT, + simply take in the beauty of the city [guilt-free, you're in Italy after all!]
Eat at Zaza- Zaza is apparently filled with truffles. I have never personally eaten there but have heard incredible things about the buttery, delicious menu. This is a must try!
Visit Luisa Via Roma - This incredible luxury boutique is simply gorgeous to look at + has a very quirky, fun, interesting combination of fashion!
See the leather market- While I am personally not a fan of tourist traps, Florence does specialize in some of the BEST leather in Italy. You have to take a look at the leather market, or at least wander into some stores that offer amazing made in Florence leather!
Ride a Vespa- If there is one thing I know about Florence it is that it is a walking city. You either walk or ride a little vespa on the windy little streets. There are quite literally vespas on every corner! So why not act like a local + get your very own Vespa rental?
Visit the Ufizzi- The Ufizzi Gallery is one of my favorite museums in Italy. It is right in the center + honestly is just gorgeous inside.
See the Ponte Vecchio [day + night]- This bridge is spectacular, + is something you absolutely must see! Take a photo during the day + walk across. Then visit again at night for some beautiful scenery!
Hike to the Piazzale Michelangelo- This gorgeous viewpoint offers breath taking views of the entire city of Florence. The hike is worth it, + hey you can have a huge bowl of delicious pasta afterwards to reward yourself for all the walking!
Sit on the steps of the Duomo- The gorgeous multicolored Duomo in Florence is one of my favorite churches in Italy. It is break taking + honestly a bit mignon with all the fun colors!
There are countless other fun things to do in Florence, but my biggest advice would be to just wander the streets + have a grand time just exploring. It is the little things that make this city so magical, so enjoy every step!
Bisous Bisous -K