14/05/12 – 17/05/12
Florence, Tuscany - Italy
Oh the gelato!
There are numerous reasons why I enjoyed Florence so much. The Duomo is amazing! Walking around the corner to see this magnificent landmark made of green, pink and white inlaid marble was awe-inspiring – really quite something.
Secondly, it’s a great city for markets and window shopping. There are over a hundred stalls at the outdoor leather market in San Lorenzo and so unbelievably cheap! I also really liked jewelley window shopping (yes, unfortunately only window shopping) along the charming Ponte Vecchio.
Finally my biggest drawcard in Florence would have to be staying opposite a famous gelateria called Badiani… mamma mia the gelato here is absolutely the best! It tasted realllllly reallllly amazingly awesome, like a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited lol! If I lived in Italy (or any other European city for that fact) I’d make special trips to Florence purely for Badiani’s gelato - seriously. My favourite combination is Zuppa Inglese, Cassandra and Pistacchio. I literally made a really loud ‘mmmmmm ohhhhh oh my ohhhh myyy’ on trying it the first time due to the explosion of flavorsome goodness! Dan was laughing at me and left slightly red faced :-/