Photos From Italy ~ April 22nd, 2017

This week we took a little break and headed over to Tuscany. Our farmhouse here in Umbria is exactly equal distance from Rome and Florence, and we often make day trips to Florence to shop. This trip we decided to stay overnight so we wouldn’t have to rush back home. Florence is a breathtakingly beautiful city, and although it can get very congested during the heat of the summer, in April, it isn’t too bad.

We have made so many trips to Florence over the years and therefore have done all the usual sightseeing one does when visiting Florence. Instead, we spend a lot of time in the Central Market, which was renovated a few years ago. The market has just about anything a food lover could want, and we thoroughly enjoy browsing through the many food stands, and then head upstairs for lunch. We always enjoy our time in Florence, which feels like a big city to us coming from the Umbrian countryside, but it is always nice to head back home to our little piece of paradise in Umbria.

The Arno River

The Duomo

San Lorenzo Leather Market

Carriage Rides Through The Historical Center

There is always a line up at the Lampredotto Stand. This is a traditional Florentine dish which consists of the final lining of the cow’s stomach. Kind of tastes like corned beef to me!

Amazing Mercato Centrale

Spring Produce At The Florence Market

The Upstairs Dining Area Of The Market Is Always Busy!

Streets Lined With Motorcycles

The Ponte Vecchio From The Back

Piazza Della Republica

Deborah Mele
April 22nd, 2017