Last weekend we had a family gathering in Florence. Yay! My family came over earlier on in the week, whilst my OH and I met them on Friday. It was much warmer up north compared to the south. I thought it was supposed to be down here where the heat was. I must say though it was the same when I went on my last flying visit to Florence which was in July. It was baking then too.
We walked and walked around Florence. There were so many tourists! The Florentines know how to get the tourists in much better than they do in Naples I must say. On various occasions I had to ask myself where the Italians were…!? Notice the tourists packed on Ponte Vecchio below. Our hotel was not far from there.
On Saturday we went to Siena. Siena is definitely one of my favourite places in Italy. It’s not too big, not too loud and so near to the rolling Chianti hills. Very nice.
The first evening in Florence we ate in a great trattoria called something like Trattoria Roberto. Tourist free, well, that was except for us :) and the menu wasn’t translated either. Definitely my kind of place. The best dish that evening was ordered by my OH and was steak with funghi porcini sauce.
The following night we tried a different place which wasn’t quite as good IMO. There were too many tourists this time, we were rushed out and they didn’t give us proper wine glasses either :(. Gasp!