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Travel to Florence and Boboli Gardens

We left the farmhouse after breakfast and headed north to Florence in the car. Of course, we got lost just outside the city and were stuck in Scandicci traffic during market day –ugh. The fun didn’t stop there: it was raining we also got lost just short of the rental car depot, with a confused Siri finally telling us to “make a U-turn and then immediately make a U-turn.” So we turned her off and Google maps saved the day. (Sorry, Apple.) We were finally able to check in the car, take a taxi to our hotel, and then to walk the city a bit.

The duomo plaza just after the rain.

The duomo plaza just after the rain.

We walked to to the Boboli gardens via the Ponte Vecchio.

We walked to to the Boboli gardens via the Ponte Vecchio.

Nancy admiring the fancy plantings at the Boboli Gardens.

Nancy admiring the fancy plantings at the Boboli Gardens.

Then Cathe and Nancy found the perfect ristorante and made reservations for the three of us. The food was the star…

Arugula, avocado, tomato salad precedes the Pici pasta and pepper. Yum.

Arugula, avocado, tomato salad precedes the Pici pasta and pepper. Yum.


Chicken with Dijon mustard cream sauce and asparagus. (Note the rose petal garnish.)

Chicken with Dijon mustard cream sauce and asparagus. (Note the rose petal garnish.)

Sea bass with funghi cream sauce and taglietelle noodles.

Sea bass with funghi cream sauce and taglietelle noodles.

Santa Maria Novella shines brightly after the storm tonight.

Santa Maria Novella shines brightly after the storm tonight.

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8 Comments on “Travel to Florence and Boboli Gardens

  1. shane
    May 27, 2014

    Fabulous photos! The food looks fantastic. You did a lot today. Hope the drive wasn’t too stressful.

    • stormy
      May 27, 2014

      The city makes it worth it…

  2. Neno
    May 27, 2014

    Gorgeous architecture and yummy looking food. The Gardens look fascinating too. Happy to hear you found a way around the GPS voice telling you to go in circles. 🙂

  3. Wil and Lorna Bernthal
    May 27, 2014

    Ciao Shirley.

    Welcome to Italy. Hope you had a nice flight and made good contacts.

    Travel and enjoy.

    Dad & Mom

    And greetings to Stormy.

    • stormy
      May 28, 2014

      Shirley writing–I am here at the Florence Alba Palace Hotel catching up with Stormy! All was on schedule thankfully.
      More piu tarde –S

  4. Aysha Griffin
    May 27, 2014

    I’m so enjoying reading about your trip and seeing your photos… Florence is magic. Enjoy it all!

  5. Beth Carlson/Bob Carlson
    May 27, 2014

    Yes, Florence can be daunting—-circular roads, crowds, etc. Looks like the day was aged with a delightful dinner and some sightseeing!
    Beth

  6. Jon
    June 1, 2014

    Beats the heck out of wormy apples!

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