Ramy's Guide to Florence

Florence is one of the most magical cities in the world. Known for its history, luxurious fashion and incomparable cuisine, it's no surprise that Ramy's son chose to study abroad there for the semester. This October, the Sharp family flew off to Italy to visit Kyle where they spent the week touring the sights, eating delicious pizza, and enjoying time as a family.

While it's impossible to see (and taste) everything that the city has to offer in just 5 days, Ramy's guide comes pretty close.

Where to stay

"The St. Regis is the perfect hotel to stay at in Florence. It has a beautiful view of the Arno River, fabulous service and each room is filled with gorgeous Italian decor."

The St. Regis Florence

Where to visit

"Aside from the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, the Gucci Museum in the Palazzo della Mercanzia is a must-see. Guccio Gucci started the brand as a leather shop in Florence in the 1920s — so cool!"

Ponte Vecchio

The Duomo

Giotto's Bell Tower

Gucci Gardens


Accademia Gallery of Florence (MIchaelangelo's Statue of David)

Palazzo Vecchio

Baboli Gardens

Palazzo della Mercanzia

Piazzale Michelangelo (to watch the sunset)

Villa La Pietra

Where to lunch

"All'antico Vinaio is a classic sandwich shop that makes the best Italian paninis. The line is crazy long, but so worth it."

Finisterrae Santa Croce

Caffe La Terrazza

All'antico Vinaio

Lion's Fountain Irish Pub

4 Leoni

Where to wine and dine

"Whether you're in Florence for one day or one month, La Giostra is a must. The restaurant is covered in beautiful lights and the entire staff treated us like family. Their pear ravioli is the best!"

Westin Rooftop (great for drinks!)

Buca Lapi

La Giostra

Picnic at Pizzale Michaelangelo

Trattoria 13 Gobbi


xoxo, Ramy