Firenze, Italy – Day to Day Il Duomo – fantastic feat of architecture and the city's central icon, and also our quotidian meeting point
My go-to lunch spot: (Bondi Carlo?) Le Focaccine – Via dell'Ariento, 85
Museo di San Marco – piazza di San Marco, 3 (website) Home of the breathtaking Fra Angelico frescoes (in the monks' dormitorios, ~1400-55) and steps from the bus stop for our number 7 bus to Fiesole.
***** Wandering in Oltrarno on my night off —
View of Ponte Vecchio (from Ponte Santa Trinita)
View of Ponte alla Carraia (from Ponte Santa Trinita) – if you look closely, you'll see the gondolier with his pole
My fancy Negroni and complimentary olives (though, as it turned out, my cocktail was on the house, too —Grazie, Daniele!) at the very posh Hotel Lungarno – Borgo San Jacopo, 14
Il Santo Bevitore – Via di Santo Spiritu, 64/66 (http://www.ilsantobevitore.com/) They might appear blurry here, but the ravioli di burrata blew my mind, they were so delicious.
***** A student-free day about town
Officina Profumo - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella – Via della Scala, 16 (http://www.smnovella.com/)