Ragazze a Firenze

AKA girls in Florence. Because that’s what we were last weekend.

Florence was the first stop on our list of traveling and European adventures. To say the least, it was a very good move on our part. It was beautiful!

The bus ride there was a little over three hours, which may feel long for some. For me, it was a nice snooze with a wake up greeting of the breathtaking Tuscan hills. Currently regretting that I didn’t snap a pic, but no worries, I plan on making another trip there before I head back to the cheese state.

Another first I experienced in Florence was staying in a hostel. Immediately when I think of the word “hostel,” I think of a chain saw or someone being murdered in a creaky shack for tourists… I may watch a lot of scary movies. Luckily, this place was nicer than some hotels that I’ve stayed in, and it had a prime location.  There were four of my friends in one room, so we got it all to ourselves (no randos this time)!

Only a short walk away was Il Duomo. I’ve heard of this cathedral all throughout my Italian classes, so it was surreal to see it in real life. Honestly the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen. Check it out:

On top of the cathedral!
Just a little capture of the outside.
The ceiling art of Il Duomo.

Also, another short walk was the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. For those of you who don’t know what this is (which was me before I visited), it is the museum that has Michelangelo’s David sculpture. Going to art museums in itself is one of my favorite things to do. Seeing the sculpture I’ve heard about all my life was just a jaw dropping moment. He’s surprising taller than I expected… like giant. Meet David:

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In addition to these exhibits, of course I had had amazing dinners, even better breakfasts and two fun nights out. This was a remarkable weekend.

If you’re interested, here are the next events I have planned:

  • Olive oil tour on Friday
  • Venice Carinale on Saturday
  • Tuscany Wine Tasting
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Springfest in Germany
    (hopefully in the middle will be a visit from the bf!)

Ciao for now!