Monday, April 14, 2014

Fiori in Florence...



On to the next leg of our trip...

We stayed in a villa in Tuscany, but wanted to check out what nearby Florence was all about, so on the second day of our Italian. Adventure, we tooled into the city... Another crumbling beauty to take in the sites and sights.  There just so happened to be a Martin going on in the city and it was, for whatever reason, somewhat surreal to see marathoners winding around centuries old buildings.  Soldier Boy and I actually got to take part in the marathon, as the runner's path crossed over a number of streets we needed to cross to get into the city. 

Once we left all that hullabaloo (isn't that a great word?) behind, we wound our was through an open air market and then promptly spent nearly 3 hours in line to see Michaelangelo's David. We stared at his gigantic naked form (is that creepy?) for about 15 minutes before opting to head back to our villa (ok, we it' wasn't really our villa... It was the hotel... But I'm trying to be fancy) for a private wine tasting before zipping through the Tuscan countryside at sunset and retiring for an early evening! 




















27 comments:

  1. That dress is so lovely! Ah Florence is beautiful <3

    & hullabaloo is a great word, haha!

    lots of love, Dana Carmella
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    1. Thank you! It certainly is a lovely city!

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  2. You look so cute!

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    xx

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  3. Your dress is marvellous, very pretty x

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  4. I love that dress. No, seriously. It's gorgeous and the color is perfect on you. And as always gorgeous shots!
    Debbie
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  5. Sounds like a great vacation to me! Toscany is sooo beautiful... hope you have a nice time for the rest of your stay there, maybe even join a marathon sometime? (it keeps you in good shape haha)

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    1. I wish I could run, but with my arthritis, my docs don't want me running on anything other than an elliptical!

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  6. wow, thank you for sharing these great pictures of the gorgeous place! Loved the architecture, absolutely beautiful! Would love to visit Italy one day! You look absolutely adorable in the A line mint dress, gorgeous smile! <3 xoxo

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  7. awesome photos :) love ur outfit :)

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  8. This dress is absolutely lovely! This mint green really suits you! x

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  9. Love these pictures and that amazing dress! I also love the necklace: do you know where you got it? Because I have a similar one that my aunt bought me for in Italy!

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    1. Thank you! I got it from a jewelry designer in California!

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  11. cute look !!

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  12. What a beautiful place. I love your mint green dress, it's so pretty! And those boots too. I've nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award which you can check out here! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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  13. What a great trip and you look adorable in that dress.
    xoxoxo

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