Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Genitori Take the Italy Tour - Part 2

This post is extremely backdated because I was so proud of the Rome post that I procrastinated on the Florence post. Sue me.

After Rome, we headed north to Florence. This was my second time here, so I knew exactly what I wanted to see (ie. eat). My parents started out doing a bunch of sightseeing seeing Michaelangelo's David and some other museums while I left town and played a lacrosse game.

Our first full day in Florence, the rain stopped and the sun came out just for us! We went to the Duomo, a beautiful church in the center of the city, and my dad and I went to the top!

I was able to get a much better appreciation for Florence's beauty from 100 meters up, with a 360 degree view that stretched over the river and into the distance. After a pretty challenging stair climb up and down the dome of the Duomo, my dad and I met up with mom and preceded to accompany her in some shopping.

I convinced them to go to Pino's for lunch, the sandwich place I went to with Carrie in January. The food was still delicious.

After some more wandering, sight seeing and a quick nap, we headed out to Ponte Vecchio, an old bridge covered in houses and shops that spans the Arno river.

Later that evening, we took the advice of my friend Elan and went and ate at All'Antico Ristoro di' Cambi, a Florentine place with amazing steak.

The next morning, we boarded a train for Venice, but I had to get off at Bologna to go back to school. I bid farewell to my parents - two awesome people who I probably won't see for a good amount of months to come - and they went on to Venice, the City of Canals, for the last leg of their Italy tour.

Buon Viaggio!