Our Goodbye to Italy in Florence

When I sat down to write this post… I got overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude. You see… I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would travel to so many beautiful places, experience such wonderful adventures or enjoy the simplest of pleasures. Sweet Man and I are blessed and thankful that we can! But it’s because of Sweet Man that we get to share in such fun. Many heartfelt thanks go to Sweet Man for planning Every Single One of our adventures, trips, and experiences!

Now On to Florence!

Florence was so much fun! Our Hotel was on “Hotel Street.” (The locals call it that.) It was in a great location …where Florence comes alive! Everything was in easy walking distance and our room was as lovely as the Lobby!

We set out and ventured through the narrow streets of Firenze (Florence.)

Of course an Apertivo was enjoyed.

After our Apertivo we had to see the Duomo… the Cathedral! It was a spectacular sight!

It was huge and full of immaculate details! We walked all around it!

After the sights and sounds were all taken in… we headed to the Central Mercato. An indoor Market full of every food imaginable. Downstairs was the Market and upstairs were all the restaurants. It was truly an EXPERIENCE! We enjoyed the best Lemon Ravioli here… it was so good.

I wanted to experience the streets and the culture of Italy and here in Florence I felt I did exactly that.

I could share picture after picture to show you our first day in Florence… however…

My iPhone made the following video in my Memories Album. It captured our first day in Florence so well! I can’t take credit for the video… only the frames! Please try to watch this video as it gives you a Taste of Florence! Thank you so much for enjoying our first day in Florence with us. I tried to get Florence all into one post but just could not. So… our second day will be in my next post with Michelangelo’s David having a grand appearance.

Thanks for the visit! Ciao!

Until Next Time ~Nancy

29 thoughts on “Our Goodbye to Italy in Florence

  1. Nancy, Florence is a feast for the eyes! The Duomo, markets, narrow streets, the food fills all the senses. I have a lovely leather box engraved with my initials that sits on my coffee table that always brings back wonderful memories of Florence. I will be waiting for the next installment. Have a most blessed Sunday my friend!

  2. Thanks for taking us to another beautiful Italian city! My mouth is watering for some of that yummy Italian food! Congratulations to your hubby for planning such a fabulous trip!

  3. I’m with you on your opening remarks – Isn’t it such a privilege to be able to visit so many beautiful places.
    Great photos – especially the Duomo

  4. thank you for sharing your trip with us Nancy, I really feel like I got a sense of the markets, the streets, and the excitement of this incredible city! The architecture is stunning, and the locals look friendly…I can’t even imagine how good the food must have been! Yes you are lucky indeed to have such a savvy travel planner husband!

    1. He’s the best! The Duomo was amazing! So huge! And you are right the architecture is incredible.

      Thank you for following along. I sure do appreciate your sweet words! 😊

  5. So lovely! I love that you included people in the pictures of the buildings for sense of scale. This is definitely on my list of places to go.

  6. Oh Nancy…I am so happy that you and Sweet Man had the opportunity to go to Italy! Those photos of yours are wonderful, I’ve no doubt that you returned inspired and simply changed in your perception of what the words culture, history, architecture mean. Photographing the Duomo could hold you r attention lens for years. Just thinking about it’s construction! And the food! Oh my. Again, thrilled for you and Sweet Man, and thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.

    1. Hi JoHanna! I miss you! I enjoy all your posts. But love when I am able to hear from you. Happy New Year my friend!

      And Florence was fabulous!

      1. Well here I am dear Nancy! The weather is simply perfect here currently. Everyone I speak with is congratulating themselves on not being in the midst of some bluster of winter going on somewhere else. And those spring flowers that you photographed so beautifully in this photo essay are the promise of what comes next. Thank you for sharing, all my best to you.

  7. Loved Florence through your camera. I felt as if I was back there.
    I agree with you about being so thankful we have been able to travel. It has been a great blessing.
    I’m having fun clicking on your travel posts.

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