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daveesl Feb 14th, 2012 12:31 PM

A perfect day in Firenze
 
Wow, this day started out good and just stayed perfect. Awoke to clear blue skies, moderate temps and no wind. Spent the day going up to Piazzale Michelangelo, down to Santa Croce, over to Lorenzo and finally to the chocolate festival. The overlook and Chocolate, all in one day. DW loves the "shiny things" on the Ponte Vecchio. For the uninitiated, Ponte Vecchio has some really expensive jewelry shops, unfortunately we had to leave the bridge before DW got too enthralled (ha ha)

Ended the day with a great meal at a fantastic price at Ristorante Vecchia Firenze. 4 course meal, including wine and desert for two, all for 41 euros. Met the talented fresco artist that decorated the entire structure. Owner and staff are great. I do not often recommend restaurants, this one is a winner.

dave

CaliNurse Feb 14th, 2012 12:58 PM

Thanks for the info, Dave.
You mean your DW didnt encourage the buying of jewery gift for Valentine's Day? I stayed totally out f those shops...too tempting.

taconictraveler Feb 14th, 2012 12:59 PM

Wow! Perfect day is right! Lucky you. Enjoy it all, and tell us more.

annhig Feb 14th, 2012 01:29 PM

Hi Dave,

your day was similar to one I had in May. I particularly remember that while I was up at the piazzale michelangelo there was a japanese couple who'd just got married having their photos taken...they were having such a lovely time.

TDudette Feb 14th, 2012 03:18 PM

Sounds exceptional. More, please!

dgio1960 Feb 15th, 2012 09:26 AM

... please tell me DW means dumb wife .... classic on valentine's day !!

daveesl Feb 15th, 2012 09:57 AM

dg, you will get me killed (ha ha) DW is DEAR WIFE, Most Wonderfulest

dave

kybourbon Feb 15th, 2012 10:31 AM

>>>dg, you will get me killed (ha ha) DW is DEAR WIFE, Most Wonderfulest<<<

Then she deserves a trinket or two from the bridge.

daveesl Feb 15th, 2012 01:21 PM

Yep ky, she does, but she is actually more of the cheapskate than I. I kept pushing her to buy some shiny things and she found a small shop that sold her Pandora charms. Now all is right with the world,

dave and regina --- off to Paris tomorrow for a couple of weeks. Time is going by too fast.

henryka_marks Feb 15th, 2012 11:20 PM

Thanks for sharing nice experience. Like it

daveesl Feb 16th, 2012 11:10 AM

Just got to the apartment in Paris. Bought some great stuff for the kitchen. God I love the 2nd.

sarge56 Feb 16th, 2012 09:45 PM

dave, just about my favorite spot in the world.. Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset, in the spring.

For the mental images...Grazie/Merci! :)


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