When we aren’t traipsing about the continent of Europe of taking a train to a nearby Tuscan town, we try to enjoy living in Firenze, our home for two months.
Checking out local bars, going to a friend’s to cook group dinner, going to a drop-in art sketch night, eating pizza and sipping beer at our favorite pizza joint are just some things we like to do.
On one occasion we came back after a night on the town and stayed up to watch Paul’s brother-in-law play cello on FaceTime. I’m not kidding! Paul’s brother-in-law is a talented Cellist and performs a concert every year. Last year we were there in person, but still we did not miss it this year thanks to technology! It was a nice way to still be “present” during a family event.
Another favorite pastime of ours is watching the sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo. You cannot go wrong with climbing the steps to the top of the piazzale and seeing this sunset. Every sunset is perfect in its own way. You will usually see lavender, pink clouds, smokey blues reflecting on the Arno river, Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo below. During the final descent of the sun, you see spectacular orange bursts and passionate red flaming up the sky to silhouette far off Tuscan villas and cypress trees.
Paul and I love to sit by the mini replica of the David statue in the center of the piazzale, sip wine and watch the sunset.