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Trip Report Italy Highlights. Wish we had spent more than 24 hrs in Naples!

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Still recovering from jet lag, I'll attempt to capture the highlights.....
My husband and I left for SFO after a teary goodbye with our two year old daughter. Intense feelings of guilt and sadness were finally followed by excitement as we changed planes in Zurich. We both needed this adventure and our marriage would benefit greatly from time alone! We landed in Florence around 6:30pm and caught a cab to our hotel, Grand Tour Relais & Suites. Our room was charming (despite a slightly musty smell), the owner of the B&B Christine was lovely. We were well located near the Central Market and walked over to recommended Osteria Pepo. Christine said that we wouldn't need dinner reservations when I inquired over email. I guess she doesn't get out too much.....After an hour wait, 1 liter carafe of the house red, a bowl of ribollita, and some pretty good pasta, we were on cloud nine. I had forgotten how bland tuscan bread is and how magical and cheap the house wine is. I suffer from a ton of allergies--sulfites usually give me major sinus congestion. But with Italian wine, I can drink to my hearts content. Maybe it's time to move to Italy....

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