Hello from Florence,Italy. Weather is great, though it does rain about a half hour a day. So far, my favorite meal was pasta with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. I had two aperole spritzers the first day with no sleep and very little to eat. THAT was a mistake! Have not had one since.

We walked all over yesterday and the highlight was a Lindt chocolate…not even Italian but who cares, it is Lindt. Yes, we bought some!! I allowed myself to be photographed, which you know I rarely do. I always look gassy.

We walked the Ponte Vecchio, along with a thousand other people, and the views were beautiful.

While walking around we saw a shop called The Iris Gallery. They take a photo of your eye while shining a light into it. It show the color of your Iris that you never see. She commented that I must have blue eyed family members, which I do. I am brown eyed. My Iris has blue around the edges! Then they print and frame it for you. They added what is outside the Iris.

Amazing isn’t?

I have to say, typing on this little IPad is a pain. I think there will be more pictures this trip than words…or punctuation.

We went to the Uffizi Gallery today. Each room had its own guard whose duty was to keep the priceless items safe.

Sweet dreams.

9 thoughts on “CIAO BELLA”
  1. I’ve been stalking your blog and waiting for you to post. You look terrific! That iris may be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen and that guard is hysterical. So glad the weather has been pleasant. Enjoy and can’t wait to hear more of your adventures…

  2. Glad you are have a great time. Yes more pics and even eyeball photos. I see no gaseous trails in your photo. Must be the chocolate. Have fun.

  3. Looking checked, not gassy.
    LOVE Florence! I like the Uffizi, too, but can understand taking a snooze! Ha
    Gelato? We did Gelato tastings EVERYWHERE. Sometimes more than once a day. 🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦

  4. Absolutely love the pictures. Thank you for sharing a slice of heaven with us. You look so fabulous. That guard must have forgotten to drink his coffee, haha. Love the iris, how cool is that.

  5. Amazing! Especially the eye photo. Have a great time, and keep the photos coming.

  6. I’m glad you are having such a great time!! I hope so see awesome pics from a gondola! ❤️❤️

    1. Maybe of but not from. They want about a hundred dollars a person to take you though a canal crowded with tons of other gondolas. Now at all like the movies.

  7. Love your pictures!!
    The guard looks very efficient LOL!
    You look cute as ever 😊
    Can’t wait to see more!!

  8. The guard is perfect! When we were there they had a shosher in each room. Their job was to make sure you are quiet. We were trying to figure out how much he made!

    Where’s the Lindt? The best, just don’t get it on you.

    Picture of you looks great! You look really comfortable and snappy.

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