Florence Recommendations


Everything is walkable. We enjoyed the food and ambiance on the other side of the river away from many of the tourists. Good article I wish I had read before our trip. Restaurants  Regina Bistecca – allegedly best Steak Florentine  Trattoria Dall’Oste – chain known for steak. There are tons of locations but we ended…

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Rome Recommendations

Restaurants  Tonnarello – absolutely must go! waited in a 20-30 min line to be seated outside with cups of “line wine” (house wine on tap in a plastic cup).  They serve their pasta in skillets which keeps them warm longer. I got carbonara and Scott got cacio e pepe, plus we started with meatballs. We…

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La Dolce Vita – 2022 Trip to Italy

aline and scott florence

Oh Europe, how we’ve ALL missed you! The American tourists were back in full swing when we visited Italy from May 24 – June 2, 2022. We originally planned our trip around some friends’ from Chicago’s wedding in wine country on Friday, May 27. Since it was both Scott and my first time in Italy,…

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