Lisa was totally right about the marble. This was the next stop.
Florence was noticeably cooler and breezier than Cinque Terre. It was definitely a welcome change
Florence was every bit as amazing as it’s made out to be.
Lisa wasn’t into the lampredotto.
One of the local specialties is a sandwich called “Lampredotto.” It is made from cow’s stomach. It was on my list to try after seeing it on some travel shows. It’s not my new favorite.
At Piazza Santa Croce
At the Ponte Vecchio.
For dinner, we ate at a steakhouse we saw on a travel show. We didn’t realize Florentine steak was a thing prior to seeing it.
You buy your steak by the kilo. Of course you pick it out/approve of it before it’s cooked.
Our giant slab of beef
The steak/meal was delicious. Lisa approved!
Walking by the Ponte Vecchio at night.
We woke up early the next morning to go on our runs, and ran up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Not a bad view for a morning run!
The view was well worth the climb.
Waiting to climb the steps of the Duomo.
We made our reservation for the morning and were glad we did. It was already quite hot.
There were a lot of steps, and it was tight, but it was much better than St. Peter’s.
Once again, the climb to the top was worth it.
Back down after our descent.
The painting inside the dome. Some of the panels depicting hell were pretty metal.
David is huge in real life.
You never really see this angle in pictures.
Lisa found her street!
More amazing morning run views.
Birth of Venus
Lisa spotted another Castellani in the Uffizi.
Lisa found a restaurant online for us to try and it turned out to be amazing (Il Brincello). The pasta was absolutely delicious, and it felt less touristy than other places around Florence.
A woman behind us found out we had just gotten engaged a couple of nights before, and surprised us with dessert!
We watched a travel show about an artist that alters do not enter signs around Florence. We spotted a few.
We made the climb back up to Piazzale Michelangelo for one last view of Florence.
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