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Baradani Bags of Florence, Italy

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21 January 2013 When I told family and friends that we were heading to Florence, all mentioned shopping for leather goods and shopping we did. We started out at the famed San Lorenzo outdoor leather market place. Impressive we thought. We also browsed in smaller shops while meandering through out this incredible city. OK–a more impressive quality but the price increased three-fold. While enjoying our walk along the Arno River…

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Molto Murano Glass

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18 January 2013 We recently toured the beautiful Palazzo Medici Riccardi Museo and I was blown away by the Murano chandeliers. Not to mention the rooms filled with incredible art and frescos and the orangery courtyard– that’s another post soon to come. Let’s stay with the lighting for now. Murano glass is the “famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has…

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Truffles on Via de Tornabuoni

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High-end shopping on the Via de Tornabuoni is a must when in Florence. While strolling down this amazing promenade on a beautiful sunny day, we stopped in this beyond quaint deli for a glass of vino and a piccolo truffle panino or two. Here we nibbled and sipped amongst local Florentines and their well behaved– (well to be honest the two were puppies-in-training) Florentini cafe cani. “The Procacci Company was…

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This David Slays Me

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14 January 2013 We slogged thru the rain to the Galleria dell’ Accademia to view Michelangelos’ David, you know the one, you’ve all seen him in every art history book. To our surprise–no photos or videos allowed. Really? In a garden outside of the book/ gift store, one is cleared to take a photo of Hans-Peter Feldmann‘s David. Hey– he’s the same dimensions as the real David and he may…

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Delizioso Desinare

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13 January 2013 Last night we ventured out into the rain and twisting Florence streets to find a restaurant referred to us by a Florentine friend of Brad’s. Well, we found it and it was closed until further notice. So, we stumbled upon a warm, somewhat crowded trattoria Osteria Caffe Italiano. It was kismet indeed. We were seated in a wonderfully rustic dining room with the friendliest service. We shared…

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