Saturday in Florence
Saturday 21st June 2014
A lovely day in Florence with Lorenzo and Olya, highlights including the market in Piazza delle Cure, the Boboli Gardens, and a Negroni Crawl in the afternoon.
Italy June 2014
The market at Piazza delle Cuore, where we went to buy things for breakfast.
Everything looked delicious!
...most excitingly fresh porcini!
We also picked up some pastries.
The outside of the pasticceria.
Erika helping Lorenzo to prepare the juice for breakfast.
Sauteed fresh porcini.
After breakfast, Erika playing with the kittens - she was already confident enough to actually touch them now!
Erika got in the driver's seat as we were heading out.
In the Boboli Gardens.
Looking out over a very Tuscan sort of landscape.
A bit of modern art.
Could see the Duomo from here.
Lorenzo took some pictures of me and Chie with the Duomo in the background.
Erika woke up from her midday nap at this point - here's a picture of her and Olya.
...and now some pictures of me, Erika and Chie with the Duomo in the background.
The place where we had lunch (Trattoria Bordino) back in the centre. I love this picture of me and Erika!
Erika and Chie doing cheers.
The pasta I had for lunch. Very simple but quite tasty.
Our table for lunch. More napkins tucked in again.
My main course, burrata with some salad.
Erika playing with some cards.
Taken to remember the name of the restaurant.
...and now the Negroni Crawl is under way. First stop, Caffe Rivoire.
Mine and Lorenzo's Negronis at Rivoire.
A plaque, originally in Caffe Casoni, about the invention of the Negroni. This was moved to Rivoire when Casoni changed to Caffe Giacosa.
My Negroni at Rivoire with the snacks in the background.
Erika holding court in the streets of Florence.
The wooden toy shop.
Erika having some gelato from Grom.
Erika looking at some horses.
Next stop on the Negroni crawl - Caffe Gilli.
Rather nice interior here again.
Group shot in Caffe Gilli.
...and with Chie in shot.
I forget where this is exactly.
The third and final stop on the Negroni Crawl - Caffe Giacosa, formerly Caffe Casoni, where the Negroni was invented.
Group shot in Caffe Giacosa.
They have Count Negroni glasses here.
A modern art installation.
...and another one.
Dinner at Pizzeria Re Matto, a local pizza place not too far from Lorenzo's house. I had fiori di zucca to start.
My porcini and truffle pizza. Despite the slightly burnt edges this was quite tasty.