We finally made it to Florence and our true Italian immersion begins!  I won’t inundate you with too many pictures since we will be here for awhile but I did take a few.  It was a beautiful, sunny day today so we thought we would walk up to the top of the Duomo.  But it is a holiday – All Saints – and the city is absolutely packed with local tourists.  So instead of standing in line we were able to say we 5 months to see everything at our leisure.  What a nice feeling!  So we found an outside café, ordered a bottle of chianti and pizza and watched all the tourists in celebration of finally arriving here.  Tomorrow we must unpack and get settled in our new place, and find the local market.  So stay tuned for further blogs…….

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