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The next day we took it easy in the morning and then climbed to the top of the Duomo in the afternoon. There were beautiful views of the city to take in. That evening we went to a pizza and gelato making cooking class - this was my activity that I was in charge of, and thank goodness everyone enjoyed it! We had entertaining instructors and they showed us how to make everything and sent us home with the recipes. No recreations have been made yet here in the states, but maybe sometime soon!
That Monday we took a day trip to the villages of the Cinque Terre on the coast. The weather was beautiful and we took in all of the pretty sites on the water. And of course ate gelato (a daily occurrence). That night we had an incredible meal at Osteria del Enoteca. It had been recommended to us by a friend of my dad's and I was wishing we had a chance to go back again. I had a three tomato spaghetti (sounds simple but it was anything but) and sausage stuffed quail which was ten times better than I thought it was going to be. My dad and Nick tried the rabbit pasta and both claim that was their favorite dish of the entire trip - so it must have been good! Our last day we rented a car on a whim to drive to the hill town of San Gimignano. I wasn't so sure about that decision when we were in the middle of Florence traffic - I do not recommend renting a car at all. But once we were on the open roads headed to San Gimignano I was feeling much better about the whole thing. We found a lunch spot with a view and enjoyed charcuterie and wine. We explored for a while and were thankful we decided to be spontaneous! We rounded out the trip with a group dinner before all parting ways on Wednesday. We had an amazing 16 days exploring Ireland, Switzerland, and Italy, and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to do this trip! Now, is it time to go back yet?