Welcome aboard, Jetsetters – Firenze

Ciao bella from the historically gorgeous city of Firenze!

Throughout my entire stay here, I was completely in awe by the incredulous preservation of sculptures and monuments.  In contrast with the ancient art, Firenze also is certainly a city of aesthetic expression as younger generation of artists are marking their imprints into this ever evolving central hub.  Everywhere I went in Florence, doors of electrical switch boxes were lively animated with modern twists on classical busts painted by street artist Blub.  Can anyone recognize who this is?

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Even in the month of  March, “Firenzians” suntanned by the Arno river on this unusual yet welcoming, warm afternoon.

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The Arno river transforms from a lively, bustling shopping area into a dulcet, romantic evening as couples walk their dogs in the adjacent dog park overlooking this course.

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During my final stay in Firenze, I was one of the lucky few to make an after-hours visit to La Certosa, a 14th century Carthusian monastery located in Galluzzo.  I am still baffled by the expansive use of the color palette in this monastery.

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Arrivederci…Andiamo to Venezia!

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