Eat Like a Local & Away From the Crowds in Florence
I love Florence: it's one of my favorite cities in Italy and in the world. But, the downside is that it can get ridiculously crowded. In fact, the last time I visited it was so crowded on the 'main side' of Florence, where the Duomo and all of the museums were, that I decided to venture over the Ponte Vecchio and discover another side of this enchanting city.
What I found: a side of Florence that I fell in love with even more. The same tiny, winding cobblestone streets, but much less crowded; this is the side of Florence where the residents live, work, eat and sit on piazza steps in the sun, eating pizza and spooning in mouthfuls of creamy gelato.
I ate at Gusta Osteria in Santo Spirito Square, a hip but casual place with hand-written menus, fresh specials of the day and the best lasagna on the planet. Trust me on this one.