so we are vacationing in Italy and there’s no way we are not dedicating one day to Firenze.
it’s that longing for classical beauty mixed to pride of being a local-in-disguise (do we really have an accent when we speak Italian? hope we don’t look like so 1999 cliche’ Americans in Tuscany?).
the Uffizi & Palazzo Vecchio
Duomo & Battistero
Palazzo Spini Feroni
our favorite itinerary this year is enriched by the Museo Ferragamo and the “Marilyn” exhibit: never before seen paparazzi shots of the eternal diva, the “Happy Birthday Mr. President” video, the most inspired photo shoots by professional photographers mixed with the authentic samples of shoes designed, created, invented, and prototyped by master in geniality himself Salvatore, bring the fabulosity thermometer to sizzling temperatures in an already scorching July in Firenze.
the not so encouraging “no pictures allowed” sign plus the hottest young Italian men in Ferragamo uniforms supervising the rooms didn’t stop me to take a snapshot of the famous Marilyn moment with the revealing white dress in “The Seven Year Itch”.
what strikes me, it always does, no matter how many times I go back, is the quality and understated refinement of some of the grab-a-quick-lunch gourmand staples.
Procacci in via de’ Tornabuoni (opposite La Cantinetta Antinori)
Rivoire in Piazza della Signoria,
La Cantinetta da Verrazzano.
the ultimate paradise for foodies and experts of slow food: all treasures of the past that graciously trickled in our Instagram lives.
Farmacia Santa Maria Novella: last stop before the train takes us back to our paradise.