Florence, Italy

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น July 6 - July 7, 2018 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น


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Our Review

  • Weather - โ˜€๏ธItaly is HOT.
  • Friendly People - ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Not really. Firenze, Florence, was a whirlwind. Getting towards the end of our trip and rushing through everything. For the most part Florence was New York on steroids in crowds, traffic and filth. We didn't have many direct interactions with other humans but those we had we lack luster.
  • LGBT Friendly - ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ Everyone was too self-involved and distracted to notice or care, in our experience.
  • Vegetarian Friendly - ๐Ÿ Sure. We ate. It was vegetarian. The lasagna I had was totally not what we expected. White sauce, carrots, peas and pinto beans. Not what I had in mind but it was ok. 
  • Dog Friendly - ๐Ÿพ Nope. It was hard enough as a human to not get killed in the streets. I wouldn't risk walking the dogs. 
  • Cost Friendly - ๐Ÿ’ธ The currency is Euros. We did touristy things. It was expensive.
  • Transportation - ๐Ÿ›ต Scooters and cars are everywhere. 
  • Thing we didn't get to that we wanted to do - ๐ŸŒณ Gardens. Again. We found at least 6 and they were all closed. So upsetting.
  • Favorite Moment - ๐ŸƒWe were tired and squeezing every last ounce of energy out of us that we could. I really wanted to see a garden or park and my wife worked tirelessly to find one. We walked through Oltrano, a cute artsy neighborhood. We found a couple shops and a grocery store and picked up some fresh fruit and continued our walk until we stumbled upon a beautiful park. We sat and enjoyed the last bit of daylight while I wrote and honey played with Drina. My watermelon was delicious and it was nice to relax. 
  • Will we come back? - ๐Ÿ›ซ Yes. As chaotic as it was, I know we didn't have enough time to see it all and off the beaten path was my favorite. 
  • Would we live here? - ๐Ÿ“Probably not. The difference with Italian and Texan heat is the central cooling, that I can't live without.