The first seven days and nights here in beautiful Firenze have been just great. As much as I am known to be a tad long-winded from time-to-time, this is a photo blog…so I’ll let the images do the talking, I’d say they tell a decent story.

This is right around the corner from our apartment. Everyone here rides a bike. And they are all adorable.

Yes, of course I bought brand new Italian leather boots on day 1. What was I even thinking bringing boots all the way from Canada?

My first Euro train ride! We ventured to the nearby town of Arezzo for an unreal antique fair, recommended to us by the lovely Mara of Neither Snow. Mara and her husband are living in Florence for the year. LUCKY.

Luckily for my quickly depleting Euro pocketbook, I didn’t entertain the idea of outfitting our home in Italian antiques. Well not seriously, anyhow.

It was my birthday. I think 29 might be a pretty good year.

We’ve seen some pretty great Florentine skies already.

And this is the storefront of Mara’s Italian best friend, Betty’s shop And Company…so cute, and all these gals have been so helpful and welcoming to us! There is nothing better than getting some solid local [ENGLISH SPEAKING!] tips in the first few days in a new city.

Stacey & I.

The leather school - Scuola del Cuoio.

10 Responses to ITALY. WEEK 1.

  1. Julie,

    I am INSANELY jealous of your trip! I’ve never been to Italy or anywhere out that way really but having seen your photos, I am dying to go.
    Looking forward to more photos!

  2. Amaaaaaaaazing!!!! I love seeing it all through your eyes! XO

  3. loverly images! Looks like you ladies had fun. I want to go to there.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

  5. Ahhhhhh LOVE! Makes me wish I was right back there again!!!

  6. Oh Julie!!!! Your photos’s are absolutely gorgeous! You truly capture the magic of Italy!!! Thank you for sharing! Ciao Bella, Bravo.

  7. Awesome!! What are all the padlocks on the fence for?

  8. WHAT! You’re in Italy?!
    You’re pictures are pretty.

  9. Just amazing…. now it is another place I have to visit!

  10. Stunning beauty and full of awesome atmosphere. I’m in love. On my to do list for sure. Thank you for sharing.

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