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Friday, June 24, 2011

Honeymoon Part 2: Florence

After 3 full days in Rome, we took a train to Florence on Thursday, May 26th.We stayed at Hotel Rosso 23 in Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

We even had a little balcony!

We saw little tiny cars...
We visited the Ponte Vecchio bridge:

There were locks all over the ponte vecchio. Here's what I found about all the locks we saw everywhere:

"According to local legend in Florence, if you and your lover attach a lock to the gate surrounding the bust of famed goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, and throw the key into the Arno river below, your love will be eternal. No one knows where the practice originated, but now there are several places all over the world where you can find lovers padlocks, including thousands at the Great Wall of China. It is suspected that the tradition in Florence was the brainchild of a locksmith, who had a shop on the Ponte Vecchio, not a bad idea if you think about it. In the past, the bridge was home to butchers and fishmongers, but today the only type of merchants allowed to have shops on the bridge are jewelers and goldsmiths. Much more appropriate for such a romantic setting, don’t you think?"

This was my favorite lock!

Then we went to the Duomo. I took horrible pictures of the Duomo
I lit a candle in the Duomo

We visited the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens

I had the best cheesecake I've ever had in my life at a place called ZaZa

We saw a bride!

and a Bachelorette!
We drank LOTS of cappuccino


And ate lots of Pizza!


I had another of the greatest desserts I've EVER had in my LIFE. I can't tell if I liked this more or the same as that cheesecake above. 2 Belgium waffles with Vanilla gelato in between. I seriously dream about how good this was...
 

We watched the sun set over Florence from Piazzale Michaelangelo


This isn't even the half of it for Florence! My favorite day in Florence was our wine tasting and cooking class and my favorite night was...well...the night we saw the Jersey Shore cast filming right outside our hotel room! Stay tuned for much more Florence recaps on Monday!

15 comments:

Teenage Bride said...

oh my goodness!!! These photos are beautiful!!!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

I spent a couple days in Florence, too, and remember it was awesome! Your honeymoon sounds so amazing!

HiLLjO™ said...

Waffles with gelato... that is just stupidly amazing. So... I'm going to the store...

I love the romantic pics and cute little snaps of you both!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

So fun!!! Beautiful pictures!! That lock tradition is so neat! I think there's a place in Paris where they do that too...

Mel {The Oceanside Bride} said...

Soooo amazing! I dream of traveling there one day! Looks like you guys had an amazing time! xoxo

Kristin said...

amazing! we went to Piazzale Michaelangelo too on our honeymoon - love your pics and I never knew that about the locks. I didn't even see any - guess I wasn't paying attention!

Rorie said...

I can not get over how amazing this looks!!! Love love love love!

Bride-onicles said...

OMG all that yummy food!! The pizza..and the waffles with gelato..that is like my dream come true!!!! You guys are so cute!

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

the lock is ADORABLE. i love this idea! i also love that you saw a bride and bachelorette. how cool! everything looks like so much fun!

Emily said...

First of all - where was your blog when I was planning my wedding? I swear I searched the entire blogosphere for other brides-to-be blogging their way through planning. Secondly - nice honeymoon choice! All that food looking ridiculously delicious. Can't wait to read some more of your recaps - and I hope you are enjoying the your new marriage. We just got married on March 3, 2011!!!

PsyDet said...

Omggg I am living vicariously through your honeymoon photos! I want to go to Italy so bad! Can't wait to see more xo

Mom said...

So sorry I missed this entry on Friday. I'll be more diligent from now on. What can I say that hasn't already been said? You two look totally in love but then you were in Italy with beautiful sunsets, timeless art treasures, and sinfully delicious food! Ahh-I've booked my flight!

glee said...

wow, a very romantic honeymoon! Congratulations and all the best.


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Nicole-Lynn said...

Fun! The waffle dessert thing looked so good! :) The Will you marry me lock was too cute! :)

Dancy said...

Such a romantic honeymoon! I love the tiny cars over there - and the old ladies in REALLY HIGH heels walking on the cobblestone & riding vespas. LOL

 
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