Florence

A few words from Brittany about our time in Florence:
Florence was one of our last stops on our Europe trip. Although we were only there for a day, I’m so glad we got to experience a truly one-of-a-kind place! Unsurprisingly we left Cody at a museum by himself while we explored the streets and took photos. That man can spend a LONG time in a museum! We went to many different museums during our travels and while I do enjoy them, a girl can only take so much! Meanwhile, Justine and I were on a mission to find the most photogenic gelato in Florence. I will count this a major success judging by the photo above! This was probably Justine’s third gelato of the day…the girl loves ice cream. The wonderful thing about travelling with Cody and Alan is that it allowed us to take photos together for once! I’m not going to try to play it cool here, we carried our heels in our backpacks just for these photos. I don’t regret it for a second. The most amazing part of our day trip was climbing the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, which is Florence’s city hall. Here we were able to see an incredible view of the city’s skyline! While every other tourist was at the cathedral, we practically had the place to ourselves. It was the most incredible view to take in and one that I won’t forget anytime soon.

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SAN GIMIGNANO

While in the Tuscan country side we had to make a pit stop at San Gimignano, I’ve been once before and everyone I know thats been recommended visiting, so naturally we had to visit!
A few words from Brittany about our time there:
Think rolling hills and amongst them, the most quant little village that feels like the equivalent of Disneyland, Italian style. Along with the stunning views, San Gimignano is home of the most AMAZING gelato shop, Gelateria Dondoli (world champions)! What I thought was just the sweetest thing ever, is that the owner actually stands outside the shop and greets every single tourist coming through his doors (in whatever language they speak too). It was just that extra little touch that made our experience so much more memorable. The gelato itself was absolutely incredible and I had the most amazing passionfruit of my life! One of the things I loved most about this village is that it was small enough to get around in a day, unlike many of our other day-trips, we didn’t feel like we left so much unseen! That being said, there are plenty of side streets and small pathways to get lost on (in a pleasant sort of way).
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