Another day in Firenze means another Museum – Uffizi today! We purchased an audio set and began the tour. No photos are permitted inside the museum so we have no evidence we were actually there but I can assure you that we saw all Ninja Turtles works of art. Just kidding – Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Prima Verra were absolutely spectacular.
After Uffizi we walked around Florence and stopped for a Gelato at Vivolis, which came highly recommended. My pistachio/crema gelato tasted like heaven in my mouth. We took a break to enjoy at Piazza de Maria Croce then headed out to Michelangelo’s Plaza to watch the sunset. The photos say more than I ever would be able to articulate about how amazing it was!
Writing this all out I am realizing how much we accomplish in one day! We’re just packing it all in there. Anyway, we had the BEST dinner at Giostra (I highly recommend this dinner spot to anyone visiting Florence – you must make reservations prior through your hotel, fyi). Mike had his highly anticipated Oso Bucco and it did not disappoint. Of course I stuck with cheese ravioli, which was no ordinary cheese ravioli. You can taste the passion in preparing each dish. The owner was there (pictured with us) and he greeted us several times to assure we were enjoying ourselves. It was the perfect way to end our time in Florence.
We are so sad to be going but feel like we were able to see so much and thoroughly enjoy the city and culture over the last few days. Next time we come we would like to visit the countryside as well. I want to walk through sunflower gardens Until then, we are off to Roma!