Florence

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!

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.

Eating in Florence: La Pizzeria Sud at the Mercato Centrale

Eating in Florence: La Pizzeria Sud at the Mercato Centrale

Truth be told, we came to La Pizzeria Sud last year the day after some intense (and amazing) Tuscan wine tasting. At that time, we devoured pizza at this restaurant on the second floor of Mercato Centrale, thinking it was the best thing ever.

Upon our return this year, we decided to try it again, wondering if our, ahem, hangovers skewed our view last year.

Well folks, the results are in: this pizza is amazing no matter your previous day's activities!