The Tuscan Sun

Next stop on our Italian holiday was Firenze, the capital of Tuscany.  Unfortunately, my few days here did not resemble the plot line of Under the Tuscan Sun

They say that when you visit Italy you’re supposed to have a taste of many cities and regions so that you know where you want to return and explore for an extended amount of time.  I think that place for me on this trip was definitely Florence.  I loved the vibe but I felt that I would have really fallen in love with the region if I had a chance to go to the country-side, ride bikes along the empty roads and sip wine at the Tuscan vineyards.  Basically, I want my life to be a movie for a week or two.  But the city of Firenze was still beautiful!

No matter how much sight-seeing we did, we always left time for food breaks.  And the more cheese, the better.

I loved Florence, but it felt so small mainly because it seemed like we kept bumping into the Duomo.  It was like that friend you just can’t seem to shake (I’m exaggerating, but hopefully you get what I mean).

I’ve never spent so little time in a museum… I think we spent less than 30 minutes here, but we honestly went to the Galleria dell’Accademia for the sole purpose of seeing the statue of David.  And it was worth the price of admission, and then some.  I mostly appreciate it because of the story of how Michelangelo worked with a slab of marble that other artists saw as flawed but instead he saw something in those imperfections and created such a revered art piece from it.