Giardino Di Valfonda

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  • Day1

    Mercato Centrale

    May 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    "Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare"


    I loved this market and have no doubt I'll be back at least one more time before leaving Florence. The food options include ''Italy's best pizza" from Sud's, meat and cheese plates, fresh pasta, desserts, coffee, and wine of course. Did I mention Paleo is on hold again for this vacay?

    Must Try: The canoli

    Price: $
    Food Quality: 5 Stars
    Service Quality: 3 Stars
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  • Day8


    September 25, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Caught the " Hop on hop off" bus to get our bearings around town and learn a little of the history. Went up into a hillside town with an incredible view over the city, then enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the Boboli gardens before walking across the medieval bridge of Ponte Vecchio where Molly drooled over the jewelry shops and designer labels...Prada? Who is Prada? A quick drink at Brewdog on the way home ......where Matt cooked a delicious pasta pesto!Read more

  • Day7

    Arrivederci Roma..... Ciao Firenze

    September 24, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Took my last look out the window at Kebab man and Junkshop man before leaving Roma and catching the fast train to Florence....met Molly at the station with a VERY big bag - lucky Papa is a big strong man! Strolled around and had our 1st aperole spritz (after which, Di wanted to go on a crub prawl) then enjoyed pasta looking out over the Duomo for Cambey's birthday (Cambey thought Molly's pants showed too much leg and helped her "fix" them before going out). Due or tre wines later and we all hit the sack a cool 21° - lovely!Read more

  • Day11

    Wandering Florence

    September 28, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Spent today wandering - best way to look around! Enjoyed an aperol spritz with lunch....and afternoon tea.....and dinner. We were running out of toilet paper so Molly showed us how the circus gypsys do it. Matt, Molly and Cambey climbed the Duomo dome while Di and I wandered the market stalls, then all met up for dinner at a street food market hall - a great way to say goodbye to Florence. Off to Venice tomorrow.Read more

  • Day10


    September 27, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    With Molly's help, we jumped on a train and headed to Pisa....(our expectations were low as we had been told by many people that apart from the tower there is not much there). We found a bustling town square with market stalls.... (Matt was SO excited). We bought a princess ring for Molly and a pair of pants.....before buying cheese, bagettes and chocolate ready for a Pisa picnic. A stroll up medieval streets took us to the tower and was fun watching everyone making fools of themselves taking photos, before we joined them. A picnic on the one bit of grass you are allowed to walk on gave us the energy for a tour of the cathedral, baptismal tower and surrounding crypts - where 1 maths nerd (Matt) found another math nerd (Fibernacci)'s crypt. A lovely, relaxing day!Read more

  • Day6

    Rebirth in Florence

    May 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    After a quick (and early) train ride, we made it into Florence. Spent the afternoon exploring, including at the Duomo and a tour of the Accademia to view Michaelangelo's David. Too pooped to participate any further, we opted for a traditional antipasti and chianti on our deck.Read more

  • Day7

    Mercato Centrale

    May 19, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Switching from art to food, it was easy to spend the early afternoon lost in the city's central market. Stall after stall of colorful fruits, tempting breads and pastries, locally made artisan cheeses, butchered meats, and ever more vino! We're now set for our pinic lunch as we meander our way tomorrow through Tuscany.Read more

  • Day7

    A Morning in Florence: Renaissance Art

    May 19, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    After an early morning start with traditional Italian breakfast of expresso and pastries, we were on to the Uffizi Gallery. There, we saw paintings by Botticelli (Birth of Venus and Allegory of Spring), Raphael (Madonna of the Goldfinch), da Vinci (Adoration of the Magi and Annunciation), Michaelangelo (The Holy Family--though the photo attached is Signorini's Holy Family), and many others. Michele was enthralled with the exhibit featuring mostly sculptures of Michaelangelo's students. Dan's favorites were Botticelli's Allegory of Spring and, especially Birth of Venus. Figuring it is art, we then (window!) shopped along Florence's high end fashion avenue. As if knowing of our morning, a local musician graced us with a violin serenade.Read more

  • Day24

    Day 4: Florence and art

    June 28, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Our challenge today was to sketch a Florence scene and then to later paint a watercolor. Since Russell and I have previously shown zero artistic talent, we kind of surprised ourselves with how well we did and how much we enjoyed that. Especially when the art student judges picked ours as one of the three winning teams.

    Then it was a lazy evening relaxing with some of the other teams and an early night to bed with NO alarm set!!! Well, except for that 6:30 am one that R forgot he had, but we both went right back to sleep after that.
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