Verona/The Arena

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The Verona Arena (picture above) was built in the first century.  It is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large scale proformances held here. Opera, ballet and music concerts.  My reason for going to Verona when I did was to see my very favorite performer, Zucchero (Sugar). I have been a big fan for a couple years and a year ago when he announced he … Read More

Verona

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A few weeks ago Zoe and I took the train to Verona.  I have never been there and have heard so many nice things about it. Verona is in the northern part of Italy and built around the Adige River about 2 hours by train from Florence. It is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony (pictured above) is … Read More

Forte di Belvedere

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Forte di Belvedere s located in the southern hills of the Arno River on the highest hill of the Boboli Gardens. The fortress was built in 1590 by Bernardo Buontalenti who is also the inventor of the much loved gelato. Getting here requires a car or good walking stamina.  It is a very steep hill to climb but well worth it. Once you are there you are greeted by … Read More

Lunch

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Lunch has become my favorite meal of the day.  Zoe and I have breakfast and usually dinner at home, but we go out for lunch everyday.  When in the states lunch would be usually coffee and a muffin and a regular dinner.  Now I have my main meal at lunch and a small dinner.  It makes more sense.  I have been perfecting the under €10 ($11.00) meal and it’s amazing … Read More

Test Post

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I have been having issues with my subscription service not sending out my posts. This has been very annoying and resulted in me not posting as often as I would like.  I have been told it is fixed so I am here to find out. if you get this blog by subscribing there is a post that you have not seen and I think you will like it. … Read More

La Menagere

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 La Menagere is a very special place that I thought deserved its own blog.  From the moment you walk in you are captivated.  It’s a great meeting place do to it’s central location.  It’s loved by students because of the wifi and you can sit for long periods of time on these wonderful long benches directly across from he bar. The decor is very eclectic with a perfect match of … Read More

Sant’Ambrogio Market

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There are 2 great markets in Florence. Sant’ Ambrogio Market is favored by the locals and attracts less tourist. I had been here last fall and could not wait to go back.  The amount of choices is amazing and a little frustrating when only shopping for one. You want everything but for one you can’t carry it all and 2 you don’t want more than you can cook. The outdoors part of … Read More

Our Terrace/Garden

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I knew that finding a place to live that I really liked was a huge part of Zoe and I being happy in this life change. Being here last year gave me a good idea of where I wanted to live and I was not going to waver.I also wanted a place with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths win h the hopes I would le have the occasional visitor.Also … Read More

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