Another great day in Italy!

20 Feb

Yesterday Kendal, Chelsea, two other friends from our program and I took the train to a small town about an hour and a half away from Florence called Lucca. We rented bikes and rode around the 3-mile wall around the city called the Baluardi, it was so beautiful! After our ride we visited the churches and climbed the Torre Guinigi, a tower with trees on top. It’s interesting in Lucca they only allow local foods to be sold, so we went to lunch a great restaurant called Trattoria da Leo. There wasn’t a ton to see in Lucca, but it was a really cute town and a fun day trip! Later that night we decided to have a girls date night and go to a nice restaurant called Aqua al 2.  We decided to all share the pasta sampler and the steak sampler to taste it all. We got to try about 5 different pasta dishes and all were great! The best part of the meal was by far their unique steaks. There was a blueberry, a balsamic and a rosemary steak. All of them were AMAZING, but my favorite was the balsamic! The blueberry is something you have to try though, it sounds random but so good. After dropping Chels off at her house, walking home we stopped to listen to a man playing music to a local crowd in the Piazze della Signoria. We are so lucky to have such an amazing study abroad experience in a city as beautiful as Florence!

Riding Bikes along the Baluardi!

Balsamic, Rosemary and Blueberry Steak Mmmmm

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2 Responses to “Another great day in Italy!”

  1. kevin February 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    hi Teeny, i love reading your posts as it reminds me of the times i spent in florence, glad you are having such a fun time. soon your dad and deb will be arriving and you can make him buy you expensive dinners and wine! i saw jackson and tyler last night as they came to riverside for dinner, she is excited to travel with you at end of your stay! keep enjoying the good italian life!

  2. Barbara February 23, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    MMM.. It sounds good. I can’t wait to taste all that Italian cuisine after riding bikes. What a perfect weekend!

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