Will I really have ALL of these choices and what will I do? Will it be Armani, Gucci or Prada, and will I pay full price on Via Tornabuoni or head to the outlets (which I hear are divino!). For jewelry, must have a bauble from my favorite, Angela Caputti? Or will I find so many jewelers that I’ll have a trinket-breakdown? Then there’s the Straw Market for fun giftables to bring home. Must stop there and cannot leave without a photo op of Alan enjoying one good bartering session?!
Will the Medicis have some of my time? Of course, and do I really want to see the David once more? And the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Piti Palace. Oh my, there is so much culture! Will I jog along the River Arno…you bet your risotto, I will! Got to keep those calories sizzling as they burn away and get filled back in on a daily basis?! I won’t even go there, about the eating! Will I be able to stop those Italians from feeding me from dawn to well past dusk…BASTA!!! (enough), I will say, but am always convinced to eat just a little more white beans, another slice of the heavenly breads, and of course, a gelato for the walk home? Hence that Arno jog will be a must!
I’m so excited and feeling my Italian roots as I write about my upcoming trip to Italy this Saturday to Florence, one of my favorite cities in the world! It’s still hard for me to believe that I will be there for 10 days visiting Florence and the quaint small towns along the Tuscan and Umbria countrysides. We’ll visit Sienna, San Giamano, Lucca, Assissi to name just a few. Lots of pics will be taken and notes written, to be shared along the way and upon my return.
The one thing I am most definitely choosing is to smother my bambina, Crystin, with abracci e baci (hugs & kisses) as she is the reason we’ll be there. Seeing her, is our first choice!