After travelling around Iceland we felt ready for some relaxing days in Italy. Spending a holiday without a plan means a holiday without stress. Our motto says ‘Everything is possible, nothing is necessary’. After we had spent three days in our dream cottage simply doing nothing, we started to visit some wonderful places in the area. We just strolled through beautiful cities and then looked out for a cosy Enoteca to enjoy a glass of wine, Italien delicacies and atmosphere. It doesn’t get better than that!
Here are some photos from Florence, Lucca, Pisa and the Frescobaldi Nipozzano estate I took during our trip, and if you like to take a peek with me, let’s dive in.
Florence in the beginning of October was perfect. We strolled through the streets along fascinating buildings and beautiful shops. We also discovered the very nice Pitti Enoteca, which is really a good recommendation. Who doesn’t love Italian food? I definitely do and here I have another tip for you: During my research on Florence, I came across Giulia’s foodblog Juls’ Kitchen and it looks so tasty. I haven’t tried it out myself, but maybe we’ll do it together.
First documents about the Nipozzano wines are dated from the Renaissance. I think you can imagine how awesome it was to visit the Frescobaldi Nipozzano estate, and, in fact, it was a fascinating trip through the vineyards to the Castello and the wine cellars. Finally, we enjoyed delicious wines with Italian sausages and Pecorino.
Lucca was one of the most beautiful cities with wonderful shopping streets and very nice cafés. As in Florence, we found a recommendable Enoteca as well. It was the Bollicine d’Autore.
Pisa, they told us, is only the leaning tower to visit, but that’s not true. Of course, you go there to see the tower, together with a lot of other tourists. It isn’t even possible to shoot a nice photo. Afterwards, you must definitely go to see the city, walk between the wonderful narrow old streets and enjoy delicious ice cream at La Bottega del Gelato.
Photos © Angela Schiewer