Spotter in the Spotlight: Lisa from Florence!

Lisa Hammarlund

Lisa Hammarlund

This week’s Spotter in the spotlight is Lisa from Florence!

Lisa has been blogging for Spotted by Locals since 2015. Originally from Sweden, she moved to Florence in 2005 without even suspecting that the city would become home to her. Having fallen in love with Florence, as well as finding her love in this city, Lisa settled down here and is enjoying everything that the city offers.

What attracts her the most to Florence is the international atmosphere, the compact size of the city, the delicious food that cafes and restaurants serve, the warm weather and that every corner is full of arts and culture. In short, everything!

Terrazza Continentale

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

On the very last floor of the Continental hotel there is a perfect spot to have some drinks on a warm evening while enjoying the breathtaking view of Florence. This rooftop has a very relaxing and romantic atmosphere, which makes it the best place you can think of for dates.

The prices here, however, are a little bit high but the quality of drinks, the cosy ambiance and the spectacular view all certainly make the money spent here worth it!

Liberia Brac

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Being separated in 3 parts this restaurant in Florence has a lot to offer. Whether you want to have a glass of wine in the courtyard, a delicious vegetarian dinner in the restaurant or a cup of tea while having a look at the books about cooking and art, Liberia Brac has it all.

The place is actually so loved by locals that Lisa’s tip is to make a booking before going there for dinner because even during weekdays it can get very busy.

Arà, è Sicilia

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Florence for sure does not lack pastry shops. Nevertheless, this one definitely needs to be paid a visit as they probably serve some of the most delicious kinds of ice cream in the city. All flavors will taste heavenly but our locally recommended ones are especially the pistachio and almond ice cream.

Apart from pastries and ice cream you can also find fried rice balls with the most varied fillings. Again, anything you choose you won’t be disappointed with, but when you really can’t make a decision go for “Nero di seppia” filled with black squid ink.

Museo Stibbert

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

If you want to take a break from the city centre and discover other parts of Florence as well then this museum and park can be just the right option for a quiet walk. The museum has a pretty big collection of paintings, costumes, porcelain and more.

After you are done inside the museum you should definitely take a walk in the park around it, which is full of beautiful sculptures, a pond and temples. There are also tables in the park that make the park a perfect place to enjoy a book on a warm day.

Market in Piazza Santo Spirito

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Every second Sunday of the month there is an otudoor market in Piazza Santo Spirito. Here you can find the most diverse items: from vintage clothing to antique furniture and accessories. What makes this market even more entertaining is the big number of restaurants and bars that surround it, which gives you the chance to take a break and eat something after shopping. So make sure to mark your calendar in order not to miss it!

For more tips by Lisa and her fellow Spotters check the Florence blog!

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