After a couple nights in Venice, we headed to Florence. Florence turned out to be our favorite city. After leaving the sleepy city of Venice, it was so nice to be surrounded by the hustle-and-bustle of Florence. Definitely a lot to see and do in this city! This was also the city where I had the most unbelievable meal! It will go down in history for me….yum so good!
We checked out the Ponte Vecchio and the leather markets. I would be lying if I said
Derek and I took a cooking class while we were in Florence. I read great reviews of the GiglioCooking School on TripAdvisor; so, I booked a private lesson with one of their chefs, Francesca. It was unbelievable of how much work it took to make a homemade Italian meal!! We were cooking for 3 hours solid. But it turned out be fantastic.
Tagliatelle of hand made pasta with dry tomatoes pesto
Black cabbage gnudi with sausage sauce
We also stumbled upon this beauty! Seriously ah-mazing cathedral! When I say stumbled, I really mean that…..we got so lost the first night in Florence that it took TWO HOURS to get back to our hotel. Haha, it really wasn’t “lost”, just wine-induced/lack of concentration of where we were going!
And that was part I of Florence. Part II will include our trip through Tuscany and wine tastings!