oooooh florence

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Florence made me want to move to Italy.  Well, that and the food.  But, honestly friends, the history, art, architeture!  I'd truly like to pack my bags and leave tomorrow.  Not for forever, but just for a longer stay than a "visit".  It was the true essence of what I thought Italy would be like.   
Favorite Memories:
-The train ride from Naples to Florence.  All four of us knitting!
-Seeing the Duomo from our kitchen window and rooftop terrace.
-Placing the electric tea pot onto the burner and thinking I was going to catch the apartment on fire. (You should have seen the pour tea pot.)
-The delicious little dessert treats we found in the market.
-Strolling through the park hand in hand.  (All four of us.)
-Climbing the stairs to the Bell Tower with my sisters.
-The interesting owner of La Giostra.
-When we ran into the guy from the leather store on his vespa and he wanted to give mom a ride.
-My heart to heart talk with my sister.
-Pear and gorgonzola ravioli.
-Watching our pizza being made in a quick minute.
-Eating lunch outside looking at Santa Croce.
-Hunting for coconut gelato like we had in Amalfi and finding it.
-Our rooftop happy hours.
-My sister's brain clicking with the bella cowl pattern.
-Having heart ache when my sister Lisa continued on her journey.  And then my mom and my sister Shelly continued on theirs.  Forever grateful for our treasured moments.

Favorite Meals:
Pizza at Yellow Bar and Dinner at La Giostra.

Friends, we booked both of our places through Airbnb and couldn't be happier!  SO much better than hotels.

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  1. Florence is B-E-A-UTIFUL! The architecture, the food, the culture... your post has made me want to go back!

  2. I'm so jealous of your trip! Florence looks delightful, and it sounds like you all had a wonderful time! :)

  3. Anonymous10/15/2015

    Lovely post! Would love to hear why you prefer Airbnb too!(:

    1. We love the site. And the way airbnb woks with you. SO, if i have an issue, I can report it to Airbnb. That being said, if our host has an issue with us, she reports back to Airbnb, making it hard for us to rent if we are not respectful guests. Everything just seems so honest. You really get what you see. xx

  4. Ah! So lovely! Sounds like the best time.

  5. I love seeing you and your mom knit. She has such beautiful long fingers and so do you.

    1. You are so sweet Suzanne. I LOVE looking at my moms hand. But mostly, holding my moms hand. xx

  6. Oh! What a marvelous memory making trip you had. Truly--everything you have posted seems so utterly perfect and exactly what a trip like that should be. I agree with Suzanne--loved the photo of your Mom knitting. I wish my mom and sister shared my love of knitting too--but alas, they do not. My daughter on the other hand does, and I revel that!

  7. What a great post!
    I'm going to have to catch up on your blog and your trip! Exciting!
    How fun that you went with other knitters! What a dream!

  8. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime! So glad you got to honor your mother that wsy!!

  9. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime! So glad you got to honor your mother that wsy!!