Florence

She sat at a small table outside of the local cafe set in the maze of

streets near Piazza Antinori.  One could get lost in Florence but won’t

mind at all.  It was a beautiful, bustling and exciting place.  There was

so much to see.

Around her mingled the sound of dishes cutlery, the clink of

glasses as people toasted each other and the voices and laughter

of tourists and locals alike.  She heard French, Spanish, English, Italian.

Whiffs of cappuccino, hot bread and pasta filled the air.  It was early

afternoon.  She had spent the morning visiting the Duomo and the

Antinori palace.  Now she was at this little cafe buzzing with locals,

and enjoying a glass of wine after having delicious Ravioli, drinking

in the friendly ambiance around her as she watched couples, friends,

students on summer break and the locals walk by.

This was her first time in Florence.  She loved it.  She loved the

cobbled streets, the history, the people and of course, the food.

She will definitely stop by this delightful cafe again and try their

Beef tagliata.  Hopefully, she would get a table inside.  Not that

she minded eating on the sidewalk.

This was her first trip alone.  Usually she traveled with her

Sister, June.  June got married a couple years ago and her life

was not wrapped up in her husband and their two children.

No plans for Travel any time soon.

She signed.  Being alone in a city like Florence wasn’t so bad.

She could get used to it.  She could just lose herself in the maze

of streets that now seemed to be beckoning her.

She finished her wine and grabbing her handbag, she

got up and headed to the nearest street.

 

This trip could be her own personal adventure.  Who knows….what

could happen in the city of love…

woman in Florence

Sources:  Tripadvisor; Antinori Palace

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3 responses to “Florence

  1. Ah Firenze! My husband and I honeymooned there! It was our first time and we LOVED it! You described walking the streets perfectly. Great post!

    • Yes, the first time I went to Firenze, I loved it! My favorite part was seeing the statue of David at Galleria dell’Accademia. Everything else seemed to fade. My gaze was fixed on Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Am happy you liked the post and that it brought back happy memories. What a wonderful place to spend your honeymoon.

      • Thank you. My favorite part was the ceiling art everywhere but most specifically in the Duomo and getting to climb up there and see it up close?? Magical. It’s crazy, I didn’t realize how large David actually was until we were right there. I’m glad you got to experience him.

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