The first day we arrived in Florence, I didn’t take a single picture, how unlike me! I made up for it the following few days though. Let me tell you now, Italy in July is HOT. The week we went (last week) was 90-100 degrees F (33-38C) everyday, with the sun shining down as well. Now don’t get me wrong, I love warm weather, but my body has acclimated to the cooler British weather and can’t hack the heat. I don’t think I’ve ever sweat so much in my life (cute, I know). We persevered with lots of water and regular gelato stops every day. Rough life.
If you read my post before we went away on holiday you will know that the reason for the trip was to visit with our friend from University in Plattsburgh, Abhinav. It was soooo incredibly great to see him and was one of the nicest vacations we’ve had in a long time. We spent our week relaxing, wandering through the streets of Italy, sightseeing, sat down over glasses (or bottles) of wine reminiscing, and eating more pizza, pasta and tirimisu than I get in a year. It was glorious.
We spent most of our second day (first full day since we took the train there the day we arrived in Rome) at the Ufizzi soaking in the artwork and sculptures, after having a nutritious breakfast of chocolate crepes of course. We also headed up Dante’s house and museum after walking around a bit, which was a much smaller and quicker affair. I’ve never read Dante’s inferno, but know the gist of the story and after going to the museum would really like to learn more. We then went for dinner, drinks then off to bed to prepare us for the next day of hiking the giant hill to get a birds-eye view of Florence from above.
I’ve finally finished editing and compiling some pictures of the sights we saw and adventures we went on to share with you, and since there is so much, I’m splitting everything up. This way it will be easier to find certain places that you may want to visit, and hopefully help if you ever plan your own trip to Italy. So hopefully you’ll stick with me the next couple weeks and find out what we got up to.