I thought I couldn’t leave the region without seeing the tower at Pisa and staying a night at Florence…
The Pisa tower or the freestanding bell tower of Pisa’s cathedral was intended to stand vertically. But due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate; the tower that has been constructed in 1173 began to lean soon after.

I have to admit it gives you butterflies to see in real a tower that you saw on pictures, movies or even cartoons ….

After our visit to the tower, we took the road for Florence, and checked in at the hotel; Gallery Art Hotel. This hotel that belongs to The Salvatore Ferragamo fashion group, is very modern boutique hotel. It is located just by the Ponte Vecchio… in other words near the action.
The rooms are nice, but as every boutique hotel, you have view on the wall, or on the narrow street… My room was great and big, and my bathroom was as big as my room. But my mom didn’t have that chance, she had a tiny room, and her bathroom was so small that she could shower and go to the toilet at the same time…

As we arrived on Sunday, we really wanted to visit the town, so we ran to see Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Academia. After waiting in line for 45 minutes (a big advise you can buy your ticket online, so you don’t need to wait as long), we finally saw David, who was portrayed between 1501 and 1504, after his victory over. Funny story there are two more copies of David in Firenze, one in front of the old city hall, and one on a hill overlooking the city.
And off course I had to see all three of them to see if the proportions of their anatomy were correct ;)

That night we went at the Osteria del Porcellino. This restaurant is located since 1969 near Ponte Vecchio. The restaurant is run by Enzo Ferrera, and once again a restaurant that works is a restaurant where the owner is present.
Him and his stuff were really lovely, actually he was so lovely that at a point I thought he was gonna ask for my number.Lol I guess I am Enzo’s type ;)
We have started with the antipasti misti della casa, which was composed of fried brie cheese with truffle oil, some delicious Tuscan cold cuts, and the house crostinis.
Then, off course I had my Bistecca Fiorentina, which is an Italian T-bone steak. It literally melts in your mouth, and I highly advise roasted potatoes to accompany it….

The food was delicious, the staff lovely (especially Enzo), the crowd was composed of lots of tourists and locals actually… the only down part was all these street singers and magicians who annoyed us during dinner. I feel for them, but can’t they hear themselves???? It is more painful than pleasant for us… so we decided to bribe them so they will leave us alone…
It was a perfect evening; I didn’t want to sleep late because I had a date with via Tornabuoni, the high fashion shopping street. I wanted to look fresh for my shopping therapy