Shopping for leather in Florence: our tips and tricks

Shopping for leather in Florence: our tips and tricks

If there’s one question we get a lot, it’s how to shop for leather in Florence. We have been to Florence enough to know that it’s not always easy! Leather shops are a dime a dozen in this town, and if you aren’t careful, you can return home with a piece that will likely fall apart in no time. But good news — we’ve done the research so you don’t have to! We’re going to run through the top tips and tricks we’ve found for purchasing some leather to love while in Florence, Italy!

Off the beaten path of Rome: seeing the Appian Way & Aqueducts by bike!

Off the beaten path of Rome: seeing the Appian Way & Aqueducts by bike!

There is so much of Rome to see. But if you’re like us, sometimes you need a break from the fast-paced city. 

Enter a bike tour to the Appian Way. We can’t imagine any other way to see it!

We met at 10:30 in the morning for a lengthy day of biking. Once we got outfitted with our bikes, helmets, and rain ponchos (which were thankfully never needed!), we were off to see the catacombs, Appian Way, and aqueducts!

The best sandwich in all of Florence — so good, it’s illegal!?

The best sandwich in all of Florence — so good, it’s illegal!?

Word about the best sandwich in all of Florence is out. 

I’m writing this while drooling in line with about 518,491,153 of my closest friends (give or take a few million…)

It’s been about 20 minutes. Am I any closer to the door? Questionable. Is it ridiculous that I’m waiting this long for a sandwich at 8pm on a Saturday? Probably.

Is it worth it? Why yes, yes it is. 

Wine Touring in Tuscany

Wine Touring in Tuscany

We set off from our downtown Florence apartment around 9:15 am for a day of wine touring. We crossed the Orno River, got a snap or two of the Ponte Vecchio, and in no time arrived at the Grape Tours storefront. We checked in, grabbed some coffee, and soon met our tour guide, Katherine.

We got in our big white van and headed South, into Tuscany! Our first stop was Corzano e Paterno, a fully-operational farm, that is a 40 minute drive from Florence. They make their own wine, olive oil, and sheep cheese, all of which are exquisite! The farm's name comes from the two surrounding hills — Corzano, where the grapes are grown, and Paterno, where the sheep graze.

Our latest adventure: How we decided to build a home 500 miles away

Our latest adventure: How we decided to build a home 500 miles away

As much as we love traveling the world, the Traveling Flâneurs have some big news. We’ve decided to settle down a bit and create a home base from which to launch many future travels. We’re building a house! In Vermont! We’re excited to have you come on this journey with us while we figure out how to build a home while being 500 miles away.