Our next stop on our trip was Florence. Our start in Florence was a bit hectic because we had not pre booked a hostel, and it turned out majority of the hostels were full in the city. Luckily, there was one hostel that had a room available. Unluckily, we had to take a bit of a frustrating bus adventure and huge hike up a hill to get there. But once we did, it was worth it! The hostel happened to be in a 18th Century Villa on a vineyard, so we got to stay in a building like this:
and wake up to a view like this:
Our first night there, we stumbled upon an AMAZING little ristorante. Where I had the best pasta in my life ever. EVER. So good. The pasta was called “Picci Panchetta”. Melt.In.My.Mouth. It was our first authentic culinary experience on this trip, and I still can remember every detail about it. Right down to the friendly server imitating animals so we could figure out what was in each dish.
The next morning we got up bright and early to explore what Florence had to offer, with the majority of our attention being focused on the Duomo.
We only spent enough time in Florence just to get a little taste, and once again, it is on my list of places to go back too, even if it is just for that pasta.
Although are arrival in Florence may have been a bit chaotic, our time there was quite enjoyable. We did have a bit of a trial with laundry but I will tell you all about next time.
– xoxo Veronica