One of the days we stayed in Tuscany we took the train on a day trip to Florence. What a gorgeous city. It has such a unique blend of beauty and history, and the food was wonderful. While we where there we saw the Florence Duomo, enjoyed a guided tour of the Uffizi gallery with City Wonders tour company and...took 3 story a potato sack slide! When you top this off with some of the best pizza and gelato I have ever eaten you have a pretty perfect day.
This is the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge built in the 13th Century. It is famous because shops still line the bridge all the way across, as used to be the custom. Walking across it felt like stepping back in time.
Isn't this pizza glorious?! We got it at Mangia Pizza and it was just as good as it looks.
The Uffizi museum was breathtaking. Paintings like the Birth of Venus were even more stunning in person than I expected. I left feeling inspired, and excited to visit the many museums in D.C. Also, if you are planning a trip to Florence anytime soon I highly recommend booking your Uffizi tickets through a skip the line tour ahead of time. The line was quite long, and tickets to the museum were sold out that day if you didn't pre-purchase your tickets. We scheduled our tour the day before, and got one of the last English speaking tour time slots available with any company.
This potato sack slide was such a surprise. We were wandering the beautiful streets and came upon it. It was so fun to slide down, and surreal to ride a giant slide in a Medieval building!
For the trip I wore my Persifor Carter dress (on sale) again. I didn't want to bring a bag because my shoulder was hurting me (an old injury) and it was supposed to rain. The two pockets on the front this dress were the perfect solution - they held my ID, credit card, phone and my folding sunglasses (which by the way are so convenient. The fit in even the smallest bag).
It was a perfect day, and I hope to go back for longer some time in the future. There is so much to see, and the city is so beautiful. Have you ever been? I'd love to hear about your adventures!