Almost immediately after we started walking around Florence/Firenze
we realized that a few hours definitely would not be enough time.
Unfortunately we had a flight out of Rome the next day, so decided
to see what we could of Florence. What a magnificent place!
We quickly found a cafe right near the Duomo and had a drink as the weather was extremely hot that day and just getting from the train station to the Duomo (which wasn't far at all) left us feeling parched. We sat and gazed at all of the beauty surrounding us and chatted with a shop keeper next door who was standing outside.
We truly had no agenda but to just wander and wander we
did. Thru as many piazzas, alleyways, tiny streets as we could
find (and there were no shortage of them!)
We walked along the Arno River where there were quite a bit
of street vendors selling fabulous pieces of art and jewelry
We stopped into a few shops
I loved seeing these art walls on one of the streets we were on
We had a nice meal in this quaint little cafe with a nice window seat
Loved everything about Florence
As in Rome, Florence is such a different world than what we
live in, I could easily hang my hat there for a few months!
The breathtaking beauty with every step you take and the
gorgeous artwork that is displayed everywhere. Before we
knew it our day in Firenze had come to an end, but our last
night in Rome was just beginning after a bit of a rest on
the beautiful train ride home!
San Miniato Church - I love this statue and the view!
We can't stop gushing about our trip to Italy - it was everything
we imagined it would be and more! The people we met and mingled
with were fabulously fun to spend time with and we look forward
to discovering more fantastic places in Italy someday!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Smile at a stranger!