It has been two long years since I have been able to post photos from Italy, but I’m back, even if it is just for one short month. I arrived in Italy a week ago, and we started my first week by viviting the monthly outdoor antique market in Pissignano. Next we headed to Montefalco to dine at one of our favorite resturants for lunch, and Friday we headed to Florence for a very short one night stay. I’ve missed Italy so much the past two years, so it is important to me to try and squeeze in as much as I can into my month in Italy. The above photo is from the rooftop bar at Hotel Baglioni in Florence. It is the hotel we often stay at in Florence because they accept dogs, have parking, it is affordable, and it truly is a lovely hotel! Dreary skies created an amazing backdrop for the terracotta rooftops.
The walk into Montefalco.
Views of the Umbrian landscape from Montefalco.
Another view from Montefalco.
A patchwork view of the Umbrian hills.
The amazing Duomo in Florence.
When you walk around the corner on a busy shopping street, up pops the Duomo!
Folks filling the streets in Florence while shopping and dining.
The Central Market in Florence. One of our favorite ways to spend an hour or so.
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
The Arno river with dreary skies.
One market stand in the Central Market.
Fall offerings for sale at the market.
Bistecca alla Fiorentina – When in Florence you just have to have it!
Deborah Mele 2021