Shopping on the Ponte Vecchio & Dinner at Trattoria Sostanza

Tuesday May 17th, 2016 After such a busy day yesterday, we decided to allow ourselves to sleep in (aka 8am…). We walked along the Arno River back to the Uffizi to wander through the sculpture loggia, which we had missed when we had visited two days prior. This included a copy of Michaelangelo’s famous Statue… Continue reading Shopping on the Ponte Vecchio & Dinner at Trattoria Sostanza

Duomo & Fresh Pasta Heaven

Duomo day! Today we got up early to check out the Duomo complex, which actually consists of six sites located in the Piazza del Duomo and include: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower), the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the Opera Museum.The way it works… Continue reading Duomo & Fresh Pasta Heaven

Visiting the Uffizi in Florence

Sunday May 15th, 2016 Having gone out until extremely late the night before, Sam and I were lucky our parents let us sleep off our hangovers until 10:30am (extremely late by our family’s standards). We managed to drag ourselves out of bed as we had pre-bought skip-the-line tickets to enter the Uffizi gallery at 12:45pm and did… Continue reading Visiting the Uffizi in Florence