One of the coolest parts of Italy for me is the history of the Medici family. If you’re not familiar, go watch D’Avinci’s Demons or Reign (although Reign takes a whole lot of liberties with the storyline). There’s also a new TV show coming out soon called Medici: Masters of Florence which looks like it’ll cover the history of the Medici family in detail. Anyway, we visited the Duomo (read: church) in Florence, which is the famous church in the heart of the city, which the Medici family would have frequented back in the day. Pretty cool to see it up close – the sheer size of the church is massive, with towering ceilings and al fresco paintings.
After that, we stopped for the best pizza in Florence (in our opinion) at Gusta Pizza. Guy Fieri, well-known American foodie, has even stopped by this spot for a bite. We were happily surprise to find our pizzas come out of the oven in the shape of hearts, something my friend says she’s never seen there before – and everyone else’s pizzas were just round! You can see them in the series of Instagram photos below.
We did some shopping nearby the Ponte Vecchio before stopping on the bridge for another photo op. The view from there is pretty amazing, looking out to the other bridges over the Arno river. It isn’t anything like the Pont de Arts, but there are locks padlocked to wrought iron fixtures along the bridge at different points. Friends and couples who have left a souvenir behind.
As we were doing a lot of walking around, I pulled out my new Adidas Stan Smiths (purchased from Need Supply before the trip), and paired it with comfortable jeans, a t-shirt and leather jacket over top. The weather continued to be stellar, so I ended up ditching the jacket for part of the day and just wearing the t-shirt: at this time of year!
Jacket - Zara | Shirt - Zara | Jeans - Simons | Shoes - Adidas Stan Smith (via Need Supply) | Purse - Just Fab | Earrings - Nobis & Grey
Happy Styling! xo