Florence, I never even imagined that I’d never set foot on this place, ever.
My favourite scene in my favourite rom com While You Were Sleeping is the night Lucy and Jack start talking, when they realize they like each other.
“If there were one place in the world you could go where would it -”
“Florence!” Lucy answered quickly, punctuating her excitement with a hop.
“Ooh, Italy!” Jack replied. “I’ve been told it’s nice.”
Jack was right, and Lucy had a good reason for wanting to go. I know this, because I saw it for myself last year.
We rode into Florence after passing by Pisa and stayed for one night at Plus Florence Hostel, where we ended up having a karaoke night. It was unlike karaoke nights in the Philippines. They projected the youtube screen on the wall and everyone sang and danced along. It was kinda crazy but fun.
Then we did a walking tour in the morning. Look at all the gorgeous architecture! Florence just felt so quintessentially Italian. 😍
For lunch, we had some really good pizza at a place called Pizzeria O’ Vesuvio, which was highly recommended by our tour guide Ray Ray.
Then I had my first gelato in Italy. There were so many flavours to choose from that we got confused.
The flavours I eventually chose were delicious!
Unfortunately I didn’t realize that the regular order would be a tad too big, so I couldn’t finish it and most of it melted and made a mess on my hands and on the cobblestones. 😅
I love beautiful, quaint Florence and I’m really really glad I had a chance to go! Lucy would be proud. 😁
After lunch, we checked out of our hostel, hopped on our tour bus, and drove to where all roads lead to – Rome.