i've always heard so many amazing things about the city so i was so excited when we had the chance to go a few weeks ago! we have taken a few day trips there for shopping and museums, but this post is dedicated to the weekend we spent there with our class... enjoy!
in the book at the oil shoppe
rachael dropped her sandwich right after we walked outside...
at the opera!
with maurizio (one of the singers)
with alvaro (another singer)
saturday was a day full of shopping :) our favorite! we started out by grabbing an american breakfast at the diner then headed out for the day. we probably went to every store in florence. the day was spent trying on beautiful clothes (with minimal purchases mom.. don't worry), looking through the amazing florentine market, and being pampered at lush and falling in love with the new hair and face products we proceeded to buy. we tried to get another sandwich at the oil shoppe but it turns out it's closed on sundays so to all you florence-goers: don't plan to eat at the oil shoppe on a saturday. you will be sadly disappointed. this meant we were "forced" to get froyo at what is possibly the only self-serve frozen yogurt place in europe. boy do i miss that about home. it's going to be a problem that i've become addicted to froyo because of the place near our house in siena when i get home because it's all i'm going to want to eat ever!
so this was our weekend in florence! we loved the city so much that we were so excited to see it again this past weekend and we had been counting down ever since we left before.