03.02. The Jewels of Florence

Time to get back to catching up on all my trip posts. It’s like a time machine!

Winter is a great time to visit Florence.
There are no queues to get in to see David and the Uffizzi.
And they are brilliant!
But since you can’t photograph in those galleries, here are some of the other jewels of Florence.

The Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery stores. My favourites were a couple that had lots of antique jewellery. Beautiful.

The culinary jewel of Florence is their famous bistecca. It is a steak from the Chianina cow, a very old breed from Tuscany. And it is enormous.
Someone recommended Buca Lapi and we loved the experience- incredibly charming waiters, brilliant food and a lovely ambience.

There were also a couple of sweet things in antique stores we loved. This little puppet show and a sweet postcard.