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From Dream to Reality

Ready to go!
Ready to go!

For years I’ve dreamed about being in Italy, this time not in a country villa but in a town/city where I could immerse myself in everyday life.  Now the dream is a reality and Florence is where I’ll be for a month.  Why Florence?

FlorenceIt is one of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing spots


well known for the domed Duomo that can be seen from all over the city.

Santa Croce
Santa Croce

It is home to stunning architecture

David as he stands in Plazza della Signoria
David as he stands in Plazza della Signoria

and familiar works of art created centuries ago.  

FlorenceNow I’m sure to see much of those sites, but the real reason I’m here is to discover markets with all their temptations.

Florence/foodI want to buy fresh ingredients for meals we will eat at home

Florence/gelatoand sample every flavor of gelato. 

Coniglio stuffed with salami, spinach and fennel

I want to try as many authentic Tuscan dishes as possible.  In Florence, that should be no problem as there are thousands of restaurants.

FlorenceI want to explore tiny side streets hoping to find artisans at work

Florenceand when I need a break I want to stop at a sidewalk cafe for refreshment.

FlorenceIn the evening, I want to be part of the noisy crowds that eat and drink late into the night.

Hey, I better get started if I’m going to find out whether the reality is as good as the dream!  Won’t you join me for the adventure?

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36 thoughts on “From Dream to Reality

  1. Oh my goodness.. You look so cute at the airport..I know your off on true adventure with all the time to see and experience the wonderful city of Florence..
    Enjoy your special trip!!!

  2. Sounds like a trip of a lifetime Lulu – can’t wait to see your photographs, because what you’ve already posted is real tempting!

  3. Don’t miss the restaurant Del Pennelo. The sooner the better because you’ll want to go again. Go to the Plaza and stand at the back of the horse and rider statue. Follow the side street you see from where you stand. Up a couple of streets until you smell something really good. ( The AmEx office is nearby).

  4. I’m so incredibly happy for you. Thank you for sharing your dream to reality at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I can’t wait to see all of your posts from Italy. I’ll be featuring your exciting news and post on Tuesday xo

  5. oh how fun! Can I sneak into your suitcase? lol! You look so cute and ready to have a fabulous adventure. Can’t wait to hear and see all that you get to experience! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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