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April 8, 2019

Destination Tuscany Part 2

The adventure continues!

If you’re wondering when this Tuscan adventure started, you can head to “Destination Tuscany” to catch up 😉

It was day number four in Italy and out third day exploring Tuscany!

And, it was my 35th birthday!!!

We got up early and got back into our tiny car, this time to go to Siena!

Siena, like other Tuscan towns, it’s a hill town, and you can admire its beautiful buildings and colors as soon as you arrive!

We walked around and of course stopped at the first restaurant we saw to have lunch.

Yes, you guessed right, I had “pici” again and we shared an antipasto plate and delicious house wine!

We pretty much ate the same every day lol

Our last stop on this day was

San Gimignano!

We got to this picturesque town and were automatically amazed by all the character it has and the beautiful views you get to admire from it!

We took our time to explore the narrow streets, and for a while simply sat and enjoyed the sunshine.

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate another year of life!

Back in Florence, we said ciao to our lovely white car and went for a last stroll around this charming city.

I found out about a restaurant where you can get pear ravioli, and ravioli being one of my favorite kind of pasta we had to go check it out!

We freshen up and went to have our last dinner in Florence, and my birthday dinner, at 4 Leoni!

Even though we had no reservations we were treated so nicely and seated within minutes!

And, I was extra happy about the welcome glass of prosseco 😉

It’s about the little things, right?!

Guys!!! The pear ravioli was to die for!!!

Imagine sweet pieces of pear surrounded by perfectly cook pasta, cooked in a creamy asparagus sauce!

My mouth waters as I write this, that’s how good it was!!

Chris had a decadent lasagna (not pictured cause I was too busy with my dish lol), and we shared a tiramisu for dessert. It was so good, too.

On the morning of our day five, since our train to Pisa didn’t leave until the afternoon, we went to explore the Boboli Gardens!

A lovely way to spend a sunny morning in Florence!

Then we walked to get our bags and headed to the train station.

To Pisa we went!

We only spent a day in Pisa, which was enough to explore the main Plaza, where the leaning tower is.

The day was perfect, sunny and a little breezy.

After walking around and admiring the tower, and getting some funny photos, we got ourselves some wine and set camp on the grass 🙂

We ate gelato and watched the sun set from Ponte di Mezzo.

And ended our day with dinner at La Grotta Pisa, where we had pistachio ravioli, and a mascarpone dessert that melted in our mouth!

Pisa was our last stop in Tuscany.

We loved exploring all the beauty and uniqueness that this region has to offer, and I am looking forward to come back!!

There’s one more part from our trip to share and it will be on the blog soon 😉

HONEST. PURE. BLISSFUL.

@LEVANAMELAMED

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