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Monday, November 29, 2010

Typico Firenze Giorno

Before coming to Italy, several people asked me, "What will you do in Florence for six weeks by yourself?"  I usually replied, “I don’t really know.”  Now I do.  

A few weeks ago, I left my apartment and headed for the Palazzo Strozzi to see the exhibit of ‘Bronzino’ masterpieces. Palazzo Strozzi is located on Piazza Strozzi.

I turned left off via dei Calzaiuoli instead of right and found myself on via Mozzi in front of a leather shop named Pazzi.  I chuckled to myself and headed toward the Ponte Grazie.  

I passed up the Ponte Grazie and traveled along Lungarno Zecca Vecchia for awhile, crossed the River Arno at the Ponte Vecchio to do a little window shopping.  

Then I walked along the Arno on Lungarno Guicciardini which becomes Lungarno Soderini and then via Bobolini.  

Along via Bobolini, just after I passed the Giardini Bardini, I turned onto via Baldini before turning right onto via Torticelli and then left on Viale Machiavelli which becomes via Berelli and then via Zanelli.  After all this walking, I ended up 
on Viale dei Strozzi instead of the Piazza Strozzi so I waited till another day to see the Il Bronzino and decided to just have lunch instead.

By now, I’m starving but do I eat at the osteria, the hosteria, the trattoria, the caffeteria, the pasticceria, he straiccheteria, the yoghurteria, the gelateria, the vineria or the pizzeria? 
On this day I chose to eat at Trattoria La Media which was sweeta even though they sat me next to the meata.

and then I walk back to my apartment to put my feet up until  it’s time to start all over again!

And sometimes I just go to the Piazza della Repubblica 

and ride the carousel.  

Disclaimer:  More than a few liberties were taken with matching photos with location and while all the street names are Firenze streets and many of them are in the order I've given them, some are not.

1 comment:

WebbieLady said...

Ah! You make me want to fly there... Lovely city, FLorence!

Che belle fotografie hai fatto! Grazie!

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