Florence, Italy!

Hopefully you aren't too tired of hearing about Italy by now. If you are, skip this one. Okay, but actually don't skip this one. Florence was AMAZING and probably my favorite and the least touristy of all the cities we visited in Italy. Teeny tiny little city that's easy to navigate, more artwork than actual residents (that's probably not true, but it felt like it!), and really REALLY great food. Also - it's a hotspot for sandwiches! Who knew!?

Questions? Suggestions? Call (641) 715-3900!



Rick Steves' Florence audio tours - be sure to check out the Accademia, the Uffizi and the Renaissance Walk tours

Get tickets for the Uffizi, the Medici Chapel, the Bargello, the San Marco Museum, the Accademia, the Boboli Gardens, and the Pitti Palace here.

Tickets for the Duomo (and to climb to the top of the Dome!)

  • this one ticket will get you in to all the sites on the Duomo complex


GUSTAPIZZA - THE best pizza we ate in Italy!

Cacio Vino Trallalla - adorable truffle restaurant!

I’ Girone de’ Ghiotti - sandwiches!

Gelateria La Carraia & Gelateria Della Passera - both are incredible! Gelateria Della Passera was my all-time favorite


Don't worry about it! Very very walkable city


Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter isaacson


I think this was our one moment of downtime the entire trip. Sleeping/resting before our tour of the Palazzo Vecchio.