You guys are probably like, isn’t she done with the Europe posts already?! Well, it turns out that a month is a long time and there are a lot of photos, haha. I still have a few posts left up my sleeve, believe it or not. It’s taken me forever, but I’ve been loving going back and revisiting our trip. I miss Europe so much!
After our time in Venice, we took the train down to Florence. The train itself was actually amazing–it was one of the high speed ones! So cool. Dave was pretty much geeking out the whole time! Neither of us had ever been to Florence before and had only heard amazing things, so we were super excited. This beautiful Tuscan city definitely did not disappoint! Although a little bit of our time there was spent in stress (trying to acquire an Italian translation of Dave’s license so we could rent a car for the next part of our trip…oops), we had a blast exploring and I already want to go back.
We started off our time in Florence at the Boboli Gardens. It was one of the things that tons of people recommended, and it was SO worth it! The views of the city were absolutely incredible, and it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The gardens are HUGE, and you could easily spend a full day wandering around and seeing everything! There were tons of sculptures, beautiful rose gardens, and fountains to explore, but I think my favorite part was walking though the Cypress alley, which is just so quintessentially Tuscan. It seriously felt like you were walking around in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, not a bustling city. After we had our fill of Boboli, we went to Giardino Bardini, which is only a short walk away. This garden is also stunning and definitely worth a visit! I’d love to go back in the spring when the wisteria is in bloom. How lovely would that be?! We ended our day with a walk along the Arno, taking in the magnificent Ponte Vecchio. It was just one of those great days where just thinking about it now makes me happy!
Florence, we’ll be back someday soon. 🙂