After visiting David, we had a bit of time before the train.
Lunch, San Lorenzo market, pick up our luggage and walk to the train station.
Lunchtime: We just wandered around town until we found something. I guess we chose this place based on it’s look entirely. It looked cute.
The food was not [...]
You turn the corner, and walk into the hallway where you know he is.
Your expectations are high, but you try to temper your excitement so you’re not too let down. Just in case.
You try to avoid looking up to save the moment as long as possible but it’s too hard.
You know [...]
On our last morning in Florence, the one thing that we DEFINITELY planned on doing was visiting the Accademia. So much planned ahead that we bought time-scheduled entrance tickets a couple months ahead of time to make sure we were able to get in ….
So, noonish, we headed over to that side of [...]
So Thursday morning in Florence, we visited Santa Croce. That gorgeous basilica I’ve blogged about the last couple days. With the memorials and the tombs and the Catholic art and the little nuns. The photos do NOT do this place justice. I just loved the space and the light.
But that wasn’t even all [...]
Continuing on our Thursday morning, in Florence, at Santa Croce …..
(Every once in awhile I remember to take a self portrait, or Andrew kindly asks if I want him to take a picture of me. ….. proves I was there, right?)
also: I was wearing Andrew’s glasses for a little bit because my [...]
For those of you just joining us, I have been chronicling Andrew’s and my week in Italy …. Rome, Florence for a wedding, and then Rome again. …. It was magic.
Our last morning in Florence (Thursday) we made time to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce (note: this is post 1 of 2 [...]
Thursday morning – we had about 1/2 day in Florence to do touristy things before catching our train back to Rome.
Leisurely breakfast at the B&B. We *technically* checked out, but were able to keep our bags there AND keep the keys ….. so, yea. They’re pretty lenient on that sort of thing
When you’re in Florence, if you can make it happen, try to climb the Duomo tower at sunset.
Tuesday afternoon, our guides from Accidental Tourist drove us back to the city of Florence from our host’s home in Tuscany after [...]
(I know it seems like a long time ago, but when we left off on our Italy trip, it was the middle of Tuesday, we were at Villa Gondi learning how they make olive oil and now wine) ….
Yes, in addition to learning about how they make olive oil, we toured the facilities [...]
The Tuesday of our week in Italy was for pre-wedding festivities with Angela, Devo and the rest of their guests.
The bride and groom booked us a full day excursion into Tuscany!
We got picked up about 930a in Florence by 2 guys/vans from Accidental Tourist. Steve (an American ex-patriot) and his born-in-Italy 20-something [...]
Tuesday was our day of not really any touristy things planned. Angela had got several of her wedding guest/entourage booked in the same bed and breakfast (full post later) and made plans for us all to do some pre-wedding activities most of the day Tuesday.
After the chaos and anonymity of Rome, it was [...]
So after a day and a half in Rome, we took the train north (about a 3.5 hour train ride) to arrive in Florence a little after 7p. It was dark, our first time in the city … trying to find our bed and breakfast using a Rick Steves map that was ….less than [...]