Florence, Italy ….. where should I start …… or should I say… How should I start………. it is like that quite natured person that people warn you to watch out for …… they are normally the one’s who surprise you or shock you or impress you the most. Honestly Florence just blew me away ….. the beautiful landscape, enriched in history together with the essence of romance …… mmmm…. I am lost for words. Which hardly ever happens.. hahaha..
On my tour of the city of Florence my first stop was this really old bridge called The Ponte Vecchio, or if you want to say it like Italians do “Ponte Vekkjo”, it is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River. The bridge consists of three segmental arches and had shops selling everything from jewellery, art, books to souvenirs. It was like walking into the history section of the library. Just to imagine that people where here in year 996 walking over the Arno river at this very spot I am standing on right now….. Amazing
I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to visit this beautiful restaurant hidden away on the Tuscan hills. My drive up these beautiful Tuscan hills was so amazing, some might say so romantic. Driving up the rolling hills with the sun just setting in the distance, the sky was slowly turning into a beautiful sun kissed orange and my excitement level was slowly rising …. Me, Myself and I, all three of us hehe are really looking forward to my first Tuscany dining experience.
When I arrive at the restaurant, walking down the footpath, a beautiful garden setting, with a nice little fountain in the middle. I get greeted with a glass of traditional Italian welcome drink. My first thoughts… blue wine, can’t be good but I was impressed at first sip, then hooked.Soft music played in the back ground. What is it about Italian language, I do not understand a word of what this gorgeous man is singing but it sounded so romantic. I can easly sit here enjoying this amazing, mouth watering Italian food under the stars and listen to this music all night. The whole dining experience in Tuscany was like I died and went to heaven……… Italian Heaven ……. Romance was definitely in the air
Florence is full of amazing art sculptures, displaying the impression of the events from history and Italian culture, I enjoyed taking in everything this beautiful city had to offer. I have to say now I have a new admiration for those quite one’s ………… I can not wait to visit Florence again