florence + tuscany


After Amalfi, we made our way back up to Florence and Tuscany. We had to back track a little, but because the trains are so easy in Italy, it was not a big deal. 

Florence is the capital of Tuscany. Anyone you ever talk to about Florence absolutely loves it—and rightfully so because it is beautiful. Florence has all the charm of a European city, but is smaller and more manageable. 


Unfortunately, Patrick was not feeling well, so MK spent a few days exploring Florence alone while he recovered at our Airbnb.

On our last day, we went to see Michaelangelo's David at the Academia gallery. The David is huge! And hard to imagine that it was carved from a single block of marble. After the David, we stopped for lunch at All Antico, Florence’s most famous panini. We waited in a long line and ate our sandwiches on the river. From there, we went on to the Uffitzi gallery, the most famous gallery in the world, and the Boboli Gardens. Both were amazing and worth the wait to get in!

Next stop: Tuscany. 

On the way to our destination, we stopped in Siena, and could not believe the hills. Siena is less crowded than other towns in Italy but just as cool. We had a great lunch at a modern Italian kitchen and loved walking around to see the square where the famous horse race is held every year. 

From Siena, we travelled 2 hours outside of Florence to Polliz della Cianiz. Here we stayed at Fontelunga Hotel & Villas. Our villa had all of the charms of Tuscany with modern amenities. We loved relaxing by the outdoor fireplace with some incredible views of the green rolling hills of Tuscany. Tuscany is a special place (with incredible wine). We can’t wait to be back! 



  • Florence
    • Hotels
      • Airbnb (Florence)
    • Restaurants
      • Breakfast
        • Shake Cafe
        • The Diner Florence
      • Lunch
        • All'Antico Vinaio
      • Dinner
        • Trattoria 13 Gobbi
        • La Giostra
        • Il Latini
    • Shopping
      • Montgomery
      • Raspini
      • Scuola del Cuoio
      • ASPESI
  • Siena
    • Restaurant
      • Gastronomia Morbidi
  • Tuscany
    • Hotels
      • Villa Fontelunga 
    • Restaurants
      • La Lodola
      • Il Goccino


  • Climb Giotto's Bell Tower
  • See Michelangelo's David
  • See Uffizi Gallery
  • Walk around the Boboli Gardens
  • Leather School at Scuola del Cuoio
  • Vespa Tour of Tuscany
  • Sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo