When making a dinner reservation in Florence, it’s like saying you will come over to your friends house for dinner.  So make sure you honor your end of the commitment and show up… on time!  Many restaurants don’t have menu’s (just like you don’t get a menu at your friends house) but they will cater to you if you have a dislike or food allergy.  I must say after 3 courses, it was hard for me to finish, but it was so good I couldn’t help myself!!!  Antipasto plate with ham, cantaloupe, figs, mozzarella, tomato and then a trio of handmade pasta followed by steak and lamb.

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Your chariot awaits

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During our wedding I learned about this ‘golden hour’… right after the sun goes down, your pictures will look almost like there is a glow in real life  So we couldn’t resist taking pictures on our leisurely walk to dinner. A comfy bag, comfy shoes and a camera is all you need.  Enjoy!

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The beautiful Piazza Santa Maria Novella

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What’s the next course??

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Hotel Bernini Palace

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I wasn’t excited about being a tourist, but I’m so glad we signed up for this tour!!  Our tour guide was funny and really set the scene for what it was like back in the 1400 and 1500’s.  She was extremely detailed about the history.  We learned so much about the historic architecture in Florence and the extraordinary art and interesting life of Michelangelo.

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David

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Dante and the Divine Comedy.

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Inside The Duoma

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Huge clock decorated by Paolo Uccello.

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Brad looks just like this statue!!

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Good job husband knowing that we would need an iphone converter!! Now if only this would work on my hair dryer!!!

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WOW!!  What a nice gift from home to welcome us to Florence, thank you friends!!

A ballerina in Florence.. it is very rare to see The Duomo this vacant.. we must be on California time!!

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With a 4 hour layover in Munich, Germany, we decided to take the train from the airport to a popular pub Paulaner to get a German beer, cheers!!

FINALLY! With hardly any sleep from the earthquake and 13 hours of travel.. we made it to Florence, Italy @Firenze

The Duomo

The Italians love ham, cheese, pizza and pasta and SO DO WE!!!

My husband loves taking pictures of me when I’m not paying attention. @Osteria Dell Agnolo

Here’s another picture of him catching me off guard with our Tuscany painting.