While my parents were here we made a proper giro d’Italia, first heading south towards Salerno and Paestum, and then following a few rest days in Rome, towards the north and adventure! And luckily when we were up in Florence we happened upon The Best Thing to Ever Happen to Florence (that is not Michelangelo).
A gelato festival! BEST THING EVER. If you’re travelling in Italy, especially in the spring and early summer, it PAYS to find out if there are any food festivals going on. Because delicious artisanal gelato and gelato cocktails and gelato in general are what truly take Italy over the top.