Getting There: Ferry & Train
Around Florence, Italy...
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
This iconic bridge is a must see but our favorite time to stop by was at sunset when the colours of the sunset reflect off the intricate buildings.
Gelateria La Carraia, Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25-red, 50124 Firenze, Italy / La Milkeria, Borgo degli Albizi, 87, 50122 Firenze, Italy
Expect long lines for both of these gelato shops but both are equally worth it and serve up fresh and delicious gelato daily. We could not get enough while we were in Florence! Here are our top picks for Gelato!
Mercato Centrale Via dell'Ariento, 50123 Firenze, Italy
This market is amazing to grab picnic essentials and head to a nearby park or eat as you order. There is also a great leather market right outside the mercato centrale on certain days. Cool to explore even if everything is a bit pricy - walk through and watch people get custom belts/wallets/shoes and purses made by leather crafters.
Obica Restaurant Via de' Tornabuoni, 16, 50123 Firenze, Italy
With live music and amazing food this higher end restaurant/bar is worth the price tag. Serving authentic Italian dishes in a beautiful setting.
Trattoria ZaZa 24, Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 30, 50123 Firenze, Italy
This relaxed but stylish restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a late lunch/early dinner serving Italian cuisine.
Continentale Rooftop Terrace Vicolo dell'Oro, 6R, 50123 Firenze, Italy
For a special night out the continentale is totally worth it with views of the Duomo, Ponte Vecchia. The lounge couches and fire pits at this restaurant make you feel like you’re at a very cool friends rooftop party. Serving delicate cocktails and small plates this place a great spot for your happy hour drink.
For a 180 view of the city this spot up in the hills above Florence is the perfect place to grab that beautiful shot of the city below and lounge with your picnic lunch.