As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, the timing of this trip and the cities we visited was based on when the Florence Iris Festival was to be held.
We had visited the Iris Festival briefly on the day we arrived, but we went back up to Piazzale Michelangelo to see it again today. The garden is open only 20 days a year when they have the iris competition, and I timed our visit to Florence to coincide with those dates.
The flowers were quite beautiful, and the garden has a spectacular view. It is well worth doing if you are ever in Florence in May.
We had lunch at a place called San Benitore and had really good chickpea soup, spaghetti with tomato sauce (Bill) and duck on spinach (Nancy). A yummy lemon dessert and cafe - can't find the receipt though, so don't know what the cost was.
Late dinner that same night at Cavolo Nero Trattoria next door to Residenza Il Carmine. Actually only Bill ate a complete dinner while I went to the computer place to do my first trip report. I joined him for a wonderful chocolate dessert and a glass of red wine. Bill had a salad and a really good monkfish. Total cost was 48E.