Spring has arrived and I am so happy about that. Since Zoe and I walk almost everywhere having the sun gives us more incentive to go out and discover our neighborhood. There is a beautiful area not far from us, the hilly area on the way to Piazza Michelangelo. It reminds me a little of Bel Aire in Southern California.
The sidewalks in this area made me think I was back in Los Angeles.
I found a nice area with some benches to rest and admire the beautiful flora and fauna.
It was lunch time and I found the perfect place, Chalet Fontana. A caffe, restaurant, garden and nursery all in one spot. I was in heaven. We had a nice table on the patio with a gorgeous view of the garden.
At the top of the hill is a green house with a very nice assortment of flowers that they sell.
Zoe loved running around and this is a place we can come back to and just enjoy the grounds. Have a coffee and buy some plants.
They also grow the vegetables that we had for lunch.
If I had a car I would have filled it with these flowers Next time I will bring my shopping cart so I can take some home.
This is the caffe for coffee, vino and a small bite.
After a wonderful couple hours it was time to move on. We took a residential street that runs across the hill and ends at Piazza Michelangelo.
Every where you go in Firenze you see these lovely shines. I am also crazy about this pink.
The houses or piazzas on this street are spectacular and I would love to go inside one of them.
This is a little church, an unexpected surprise? I will have to come back on a Sunday and see the inside.
I can’t get enough of wisteria and it is very plentiful everywhere.
I decided to turn back at this point and save the rest of this road for the next time and this grotto was a good place to stop.