Steps away from the Duomo (Florence, Italy)

IMG_0133Do your heart a favour, travel.  I have loved every place that I have ever travelled to.  I have even re-visited some of these places.  When you think about it, your heart can easily fall in love with each place you travel to.  My heart will always belong to my hometown of Vancouver, but I know I left a bit of my heart in the Tuscan hills of Italy.

We spent a grand total of two and a half days in Florence.  Not very much, I know, but we had a tight schedule since we were booked to go to a cooking school in Poppi afterwards.  We added a few days to the start of our trip to try and pack in as much of Tuscany as possible.  I was fortunate enough to find a VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner – part of the HomeAway family – similar concept to AirBnB) only minutes away from the Duomo.  We were so close that we even walked past our apartment during our walking tour of Florence.

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Wanderlust: Italy


Never stop exploring.  Sometimes, you need to take a step back and do something new to realize what you’re missing.  I was lucky enough to take a trip to Tuscany recently. With high temperatures reaching 35 degrees, I found myself in a picturesque country, surrounded by beautiful architecture, delicious food and wonderful people.

Temperatures in Tuscany start going up as of late May, with peak temperatures in July and August.  Our trip extended just shy of two weeks and I felt like we could have been there longer. I am going to compile full posts on each location to be able to fully showcase each town or city – but with such amazing culture, food, and architecture… how can I not share at least a bit of a sneak peak with you all now?

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