Florence early evening

Florence early evening

Mom still wasn’t feeling well, so we took a true day of rest for our first whole day in Florence (7/21/13). We slept in, went grocery shopping sans car, and caught up on business. After resting, though, she felt better, so we decided to venture out into the city. Our plan was to head to Piazzele Michelangelo which offers free parking we plan to take advantage of some of the time this week.

Piazzele Michelangelo at Sunset

Piazzele Michelangelo at Sunset

The Piazzele is a beautiful vantage point from which to see the city. We explored the street vendors a bit, bought 5 Euro T-shirts, and took a few pictures before heading to a cafe under the overlook to have dinner. Definitely a good choice! We ordered a pizza and a Panini and shared both, which were incredible, and we got a view overlooking Florence to boot. We were not alone in our decision to come out and watch the sunset; the piazzele was packed with people doing exactly the same thing we were.

Gelateria

Gelateria

After a beautiful sunset and some fancy maneuvering to squeeze out of the parking lot (European parking spaces are way narrower than American ones), we drove back home and headed on foot down to our corner Gelateria. It looked amazing and tasted even better. Can’t wait to see more of the city this week.

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