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Some Photos from Florence

by on March 20, 2009 · 25 comments

After checking into our hotel, our first stop was a very old and beautiful coffee house called Gilli.  Fuzz had the hot chocolate.  She also liked the fact there was a carousel next door. 

hot chocolate

On the way back to the hotel, it started raining. Here’s a photo before the shower.

Rainbow Over Arno

After the rain and a short rest in the hotel, we walked to San Lorenzo for dinner at I Latini.  Fuzz said it was her favorite meal of the trip.  I didn’t take photos :(.  Tables are so close to each other here that taking photos in restaurants is kind of awkward.

This morning we covered a lot of territory and climbed to the top of the Cupola of the Duomo.  The climb is steep and not for the faint of heart! 

duomo

After the climb, we visited our good friends The Medici/Medicee (I’ve noticed it is spelled this way around here some places) in their chapel.  Fuzz is interested in the Medici and asking plenty of intelligent questions.  I hope this all comes in handy when she takes world and art history

 And speaking of art, the next stop was a gallery called the Uffizi where we saw many famous paintings.  I couldn’t take photos of the art, but here’s a photo of a nearby bridge called Ponte Vechhio.  If you like shopping for jewelry, that’s the place to go. 

bridge

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Published on March 20, 2009

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VeggieGirl March 20, 2009 at 10:07 am

STELLAR!!

hulagirl247 March 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

it looks like you (collectively) are having a wonderful time! the photos are very enticing & delightful – (the cocoa looks dangerously decadent) – and you’ve even managed to capture an italian rainbow!

thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us (and to fuzz for being a willing model!)

wishing you much joy & safety throughout your trip ~

Louise March 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

How fun is it that we can almost be there with you. ;-)

Pearl March 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

Oh sooo beautiful! and fuzz is adorable!

snooky doodle March 20, 2009 at 10:24 am

wow how nice . I went there too you re bringing me memories back

clumbsycookie March 20, 2009 at 10:29 am

Wow Anna nice pictures! It’s nice of you to take the time to show us your italian adventures!

Tracy March 20, 2009 at 11:12 am

Such pretty pictures! Hope you are having fun!

HeartofGlass March 20, 2009 at 11:16 am

Wow. That’s all I have to say. Wow. Touching the hand of history…

Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

Stunning photos! Looks like you are having a blast!

I love your blog — I’ve been a lurker for awhile now but wanted to say hi ;)

I just started a blog of my own, I hope you check it out!

shoyski March 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Way to capture the rainbow in the first pic!

Lisa March 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Beautiful pictures! That looks like mighty good hot chocolate too!

Katrina March 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Awesome! Fun for us that you’re “sharing”.

dawn March 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Oh Anna please keep the photos coming! I just love Italy. You are so lucky!

Elyse March 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Wow, that hot chocolate looks amazing!! Yay for Fuzz being into world and art histories!! Those are some of my favorite subjects. And I’m so jealous you were just at the Ufizzi. What a terrific trip!

Judy March 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm

We spent 10 days in Italy last April – you’re trip sounds heavenly = what a great family experience. My favorite memory took place in Assisi. My least favorite: $45 gilato – don’t even get me started………………….!

Tessa March 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Ciao Anna, I´m glad to hear you and your family had such a great time in my city :)
Next time you visit – I could give you some tips (where you can find the best ice cream ever – gonna love it!)
btw. i love your blog

Cordialità,

LilSis March 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for the photos! I’m going to dream of Italy tonight!

Lunasea March 20, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Very nice – thanks for the pictures!

Trish March 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Oh my…so wonderful that you can be there…I’ll join the others in dreaming tonight! My sister is on her way to Italy to visit her son….maybe someday I’ll go too!

Laetitia March 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm

So while you were in Florence, we were in France!!! :) Hope you have a wonderful time!

Lorelei March 21, 2009 at 1:02 am

That looks like a mighty thick hot chocolate!

Rosemary March 23, 2009 at 4:04 am

oh What heaven, I am ready for a few weeks holiday now, after seeing those stunning pictures – I know where I will dream about going.

Alexandra Bruskoff March 24, 2009 at 8:10 am

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome photos! I wish I was there. I’m happy that Fuzz liked Gilli. When I lived in Florence, studying abroad, we would go to Gilli everyday in between classes and sit outside and soak up the sun and people watch. The photo of the hot chocolate made me feel 19 years old again- so thank you!

Ashley March 24, 2009 at 8:23 am

That hot chocolate looks so thick and chocolatey and amazing! Enjoy your vacation! =)

Lara April 3, 2009 at 10:51 am

I did that same climb (um, 11 years ago, though) – and then my sister made me climb the tower part, too! Both are so worth it for the view. Also, I would like a cup of that hot chocolate RIGHT NOW.

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