relaxing day in Firenze

June 11th, 2012

Hi all!

Not much to post about here since everyone had tons of homework to do.  But I realized I never really described to you guys about Firenze or my daily life here..

Firenze is a city that is trying to renew it’s image and not to be known just for its’  history. Firenze is where Gucci first started, Pinocchio’s author is from here, and many other famous people either lived here or did something important for the city.  The youth rebel by spreading graffiti all over the streets and a lot of it has to do with political issues.  Most people keep to themselves, but for the most part it is really safe here.

I live on a street which is about a 15 minute walk to the Arno (the river). It is a quiet street filled with old shoe shops and many apartment buildings.  Directly across the street from me is a coffee house which I go to daily for either a coffee or crostata and to the right from me is a very cute vintage shop called Lady Jane Boutique. I love walking away from the busy life at the piazzas and getting to our quiet street which is filled with jasmine plants.

Everyday on my way to school a local shoemaker in his 50′s always says good morning to me which brightens up my day.  I run into several families taking their children to school which is probably the most adorable thing ever to see a five year old dressed so fancy! The streets are extremely busy in the morning and everyone gets settled into their daily routine. The rest of the day is spent walking to classes, helping tourists find places, and meeting people simply by sitting on the steps of Santa Croce which is the big church by our house.  It’s a simple, easy life here in Firenze and that is exactly what I needed right now!

One Response to “relaxing day in Firenze”

  1. JOAN URSINI on June 13, 2012 2:48 pm

    I felt like I was reading an excerpt from some sort of book about life in Italy. hahaVery well done Sweetie. I chuckled to myself when I read the name of the boutique ‘Lady Jane” cause when I was a little kid that was always the made up name I used for myself when playing house with my sister. I always insisted that I be called Lady Jane. I don’t remember what it was from or where I had ever heard of the name as a kid. I just liked the way it sounded kimd of uppity and fancy. So Lady Jane I was! haha Stay safe and stay well Sweetie’ PGBE

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