We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you a break-through in upcoming events. If you follow us regularly, you know this post usually features a synopsis of all the fun, free, Florence things to do in the month ahead. If you’d still like your regular dose of awesome, never fear – our calendar is straight-up stacked with September entertainment. But if you’d like to up your budget-fun quotient this month, read on for how the two of us plan to pass the upcoming time in our favorite city.
Tomorrow marks the start of our triumphant return to Rome (Caesar would be so proud), then Florence. And while we’ve been trying our best to curb the Italy-inspired outbursts (for fear of getting hit upside the head by annoyed family/friends/coworkers), we’re finding it more difficult to do so with each passing day.
…But now that the trip is mere hours away, we’re ready to shout our excitement from the rooftops! We proudly present:
- Climb the tower of San Nicolo
It opened just after we left Italy. Climbing to the top tops our list.
- Take incredible panoramic photos from Forte Belvedere
Free entry and tours while we’re in town on Sunday, September 8th! Serendipity, you rock.
- Enjoy either free yoga or free aperitivo at Easy Living
We’ll let you guess which is most likely.
- Classy late-night partying at the Bargello
Easily in the running for our favorite museum in Florence.
- Make a stop at a secret bakery
As our Florentine apartment is right around the corner from one, the alluring scent of freshly baked pastries will guide us home…
- Visit la Chiesa di San Michele e Gaetano
Can you believe there’s a free church in city center we haven’t visited? We’re so embarrassed to admit it!
- Charm our way to a small freebie
Complimentary limoncello at a restaurant, a leather bracelet from a market…we’re not picky, and no, we’re not above it!
- Have the most epically artful Thursday night ever
1st stop – Cafe Balagan at the Synogogue, 2nd stop – Late-night date night with David at the Accademia, 3rd stop – Checking out the glittering ceiling mosaics of the Baptistery under cover of nightfall. This triple-header could easily become the standout lineup of our entire visit!
- Complete two of our most classic walks
The San Miniato Walk and the Castle Hike are must-climbs.
- Eat an entire Gusta heart-shaped pizza each
While people watching from the steps of Santo Spirito.
- Participate in the Florence Terraces with a View photo challenge
The usually exclusive terraces are still open to the public until the end of September!
- Ride the Piazza Repubblica carousel
No reason, just a Hannah & Meg tradition
- Attend a Tuscan wedding in a Fiesole villa overlooking Florence
Okay, we know not everyone can do this (unless you’re an experienced wedding crasher), but this event is the main attraction of our trip. We can’t wait to celebrate our beautiful friends and the start of their exciting life together!
You might think this is a short list for the likes of us (and we would agree with you!). But, as ambitious as we are, spontaneity is always a big part of the FFF game plan. We like to see where the day takes us – and often it ends with a new walk we’ve never tried before. So our short list is hopefully our readers’ gain, as we expect to return with a few new tours in the coming months!
We wish we could take you all with us! Please leave your souvenir requests in the comments. While we can’t promise to fulfill each wish (we’re still plagued by tough budgets), we will lovingly remember you every time we see that Birth of Venus apron or Duomo snowglobe – and maybe we’ll even snap a photo for you.