Tuscany has been pulling at my heart strings ever since the day I left. I think it’s because it reminds me of home being in the countryside but with warmer air and beautifully raw Italian ingredients. I long for the day I can return, I really can see Joe and myself living here in the future. I sometimes find myself looking at properties to buy in the Tuscan region, dreaming of a renovation on an old property with plenty of land to grow olive trees and to keep chickens.
Whilst we were in Tuscany we stayed several nights in Florence, we done two tours with a local company named Walkabout Florence which meant we didn’t spend a great amount of time in Florence itself. But with that said, what I did see of the city I fell in love with. I seem to have a great passion for cities with water, I was drawn to Porto in a similar way. The two tours we did; one day we went on a coach looking at ‘the best of Tuscany’. Whilst on this trip we visited; Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. Included in the day was a lunch in a local vineyard where we got to ‘sample’ the wines (definitely got out moneys worth). The second tour we travelled through the Tuscan countryside in a vintage Fiat 500, as anyone who knows Joe, he was in his element!
The one night we went out in Florence we wondered around the streets when we came across All’Antico Vinaio. The sandwich shop seemed to have a large queue so like any British person we stood in line before being presented with the best sandwich I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. It was so good I had to go back the next day to try it again to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Meanwhile in the morning someone tried to break into Trudie unsuccessfully (admittedly all our belongings were on display). Throughout the entire rest of the trip and for several months later Joe and I had to climb through the boot to unlock the doors through all of the stuff we acquired.
We visited Angie’s Bar where we met a lovely couple on their honeymoon, the bar was small but had a great atmosphere. I would go back to Florence in a heartbeat! If you get the chance please have one more of those sandwiches for me.
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