Italian Espresso: Day 4 Florence

If I could pick any Italian city to live in, it would be Florence. It was one of those places where I walked out into the streets and immediately fell in love. I could have spent forever there.

Our day started slow. Good scheduling meant we started our day learning about leather and did a little bit of light shopping before things really got going. I’m not big on shopping but I did get myself a bracelet to add to my set, each bracelet being from a different place with stories for each. We did a group photo in front of the Santa Croce Bacilica  while we waited for our local guide to begin our walking tour.


The group killing time before the walking tour…trying to look natural (photo courtesy of Tiffany…I think)

Once again I can’t tell you anything that the guide said, I was somewhere at the back of the group with my camera stuck to my eye, trying desperately to capture a feeling that no picture can ever summarize properly. We’d end our tour at the Duomo, and from there brunch, gelato and then the rest of the day to wander on our own.


Achilles and Polyxena by Pio Fedi

Jimmy arranged tickets for us to go see the David, and essential visit in Florence, and from there we slowly walked back to the hotel to change for dinner. That night we were going to a restaurant in the Tuscan hills for a five course meal of local specialties.

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The David

Following dinner we went to out (are you surprised?) and danced well into the night. I got lost again on the way home, finally collapsing into bed barely before sunrise.