Hotel I Ciliegi
Travel Blogs from Figline Valdarno
... and the writer of the Divine Comedy. Come ON!! I geeked out a bit. Not to mention, the cathedral itself was stunning, as we the cloisters and courtyard outside. We headed back to the apartment and Mom cooked us a fantastic pot roast with potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onions, and a salad. We enjoyed the delicious dinner around the large dining room table, sipped champagne, talked, laughed, and enjoyed the evening. Now, it's time to rest our very weary bodies and prepare for another ...
Today was a full walking day around Florence. The crowds here are worse than they've been anywhere so far, but it may be because it was a beautiful Sunday and it's a small city, so it feels more cramped. We started off by walking to the Duomo, which is the domed focal point of the city, with a tower, cathedral and baptistery. The cathedral was in mass when we were there, so we decided to come back another time to see the inside, ...
... we think Enza makes the best pizza there is so we were intrigued about Valieri's.
We had heard that Valieri has a shack on this piece of land where he has built a pizza oven into the side of a hill and he loves nothing more than to cook for loved ones and friends. Sounds like an Italian version of.......me.
Tonight we went out with Enza and Paolo, the kids and another family staying here from Scotland.
... a hazelnut one with whole nuts through it.
Yum, very nice and as I write K is sleeping and dreaming about other flavours that we will try tomorrow whilst delving deeper into the magnificence that is Florentine renaissance. I wonder whether DaVinci, Michaelangelo or Giotto would stop to have a gelati whilst pondering their great works.
Any requests for flavours we should try?
... faced with a plate from Denmark!
We had always known that while not a tourist town Figline does have a claim to fame in that Sting has a property here. Seems the GFC may have hit more widely than we imagine because he has opened up a farm gate shop selling he and Trudi's produce!, so our afternoons antipasto plate, enjoyed on our glorious terrace overlooking "fields of gold" was catered by Sting himself!
Until next time, ciao