Travel: Florence, Italy
And of course, their food game?! IT WAS ON! I don't think I've ever had such a long hangover of a certain dish as the one I had in Osteria All'antico Vinaio. To this day (a year later), I've been dreaming of this porchetta sandwich so much I was forced to make my own at home just to satisfy that craving. They're sandwich could very well be the best sandwich I've ever had and I'd go back to Florence for this reason alone. I had the L'Inferno and WOW. [I need moment. Let's pause. Okay... carry on.] We also tried the Bistecca a la Florentina at Trattoria Mario, had numerous cappuccinos, burratta, gnocchi, and sooo muuuccchh gelato!!! I even met my high school classmate, Anela, when we were enjoying (another) scoop of gelato at Gelateria dei Neri! What a small world indeed. The tiramisu we had at the Osteria II Buongustai was probably the benchmark of all the tiramisus we had in this trip. It was silky, creamy, spongy, and just divine.
Every view was art. And I don't think any photo will every do any place justice. Everywhere you looked was beautiful, appreciated, and swimming in history. The air was sweet, the sounds of people bustling about, hearing the music played by the buskers, the feel of the stones under our feet, the smoothed walls in every museum or cathedral we viewed, and every texture we experienced with their exceptional food. It was a feast for our senses.
Here are a few photos to take you to Florence, Italy.