The time had come to say goodbye to Florence…
I can honestly say that I completely fell in love with this beautiful city. I was genuinely sad to move on to our next Italian stop, as I think I could have happily spent another week here!
If you’re looking for somewhere with stunning buildings, lovely parks, and delicious food, then I would definitely recommend putting Florence on your list.
We spent our final day exploring the Boboli Gardens and Belvedere Fort, which stands on the top of a high hill looking down on the city.
You may just recognise it…
Yes, this beautiful historic site was the location of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding, along with that “broke the record for most likes” Instagram shot! Yes, I know I’m very sad for knowing that…
Seriously though, I am super jealous that Kimye got to tie the knot here. It was truly breathtaking and I can’t imagine a much better place to say I Do.
After helping ourselves to our last ice cream in Florence (I went for refreshing mango and peach), we headed back to the hotel for a much needed shower and refresh!
As it was our last night, we really went all out, and I wore my favourite new item of clothing; this cornflower blue Grecian-style dress from Zara.
Paired with silver gladiator sandals, aviators, a messy bun, and my favourite Topshop Rio Rio lippy, I was really feeling this “dressed up but still dressed down” look. Unfortunately, the dress appears to be sold out online but you can keep scouting or try ASOS for something similar.
And I couldn’t resist a few last shots outside the Duomo…
We kicked off the night with some aperitifs on the roof..
Peach bellinis, juicy nocerella olives, stuffed and breaded olives, and a selection of breads..
We then went for our last dinner out.
To start, we shared crostini di fegato, a typical Florentine antipasti. In English, this translates to chicken liver pate spread over thin slices of toast.
Delicious but very very rich!
Main courses were a simpler affair!
Lucy chose a classic porcini mushroom risotto.
You really can’t go wrong with this rich, creamy and earthy dish.
I, on the other hand, went for pasta. Again.
Homemade ravioli with a rich meat ragu and mushroom sauce. Simple and rustic, but very very satisfying..
So extremely sad to leave, we said our goodbyes to this wonderful city.
I truly cannot wait to come back.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the last of my Florence themed posts! Next week, I’ll be moving on to focus on our amazing three days in Rome. Don’t forget to check in on Sunday too for another beauty post…
Have you guys been to Florence? Would you like to go? And if you have been, what would you recommend doing/seeing/eating? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx