A perfect day in Firenze

Old Feb 14th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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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.

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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 12:58 PM
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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.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Wow! Perfect day is right! Lucky you. Enjoy it all, and tell us more.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 01:29 PM
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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.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Sounds exceptional. More, please!
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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... please tell me DW means dumb wife .... classic on valentine's day !!
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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dg, you will get me killed (ha ha) DW is DEAR WIFE, Most Wonderfulest

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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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>>>dg, you will get me killed (ha ha) DW is DEAR WIFE, Most Wonderfulest<<<

Then she deserves a trinket or two from the bridge.
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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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.
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Thanks for sharing nice experience. Like it
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Just got to the apartment in Paris. Bought some great stuff for the kitchen. God I love the 2nd.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 09:45 PM
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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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