I have been in love with Italy since I stepped off the plane in the Peretola Airport for the first time.  It is the first country outside of the United States that I was able to discover extensively on my own.

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Seriously, how can you not love this?  View from Piazzale di Michelangelo.

I quickly fell in love with the culture, the architecture, the people, and the poignant disregard for time.  The landscape leaves nothing short, from beautiful beaches, to cool mountains filled year round with snow, massive volcanoes that destroy entire civilizations, and eloquent hillsides.

The way of life in Italy embraces you, or it spits you back out running to America, there's few who live in-between.  Slow paced, long dinners, time is not money here.  Stepping away from the tourist traps, the focus is on quality, and once you've had that freshly made pasta it's hard to go back.

Don't even get me started on the pizza, I could actually go on for days, and I'm pretty sure I have 8 favorite pizza places in Florence alone.

As for gelato...who really likes that stuff...I mean really?  (Please know I'm kidding I think part of my body has turned into gelato I eat it so much).

I could go on and on for days about Florence and different places I've visited, but check out my stuff for yourself!  Here are tips, tricks, and personal memoirs from a girl spending her time in one of the most fashionable places in the world.  Italy.


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