A day in Florence, Italy

Our walking tour in Florence began on top of a hill outside the city.


We walked through the Rose Garden, and even though it was November, roses were still blooming. The garden is maintained by volunteers, and I imagine in summer it is full of color and scent.

Given my love for whimsy in the garden, I could not resist cozying up to the man on the bench (our tour guide said this man was known for bringing luck in love–still waiting).


Our Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) tour group posing with a whimsical suitcase photo frame.

From the Rose Garden, we walked down the path and through the gates into Florence.


12 thoughts on “A day in Florence, Italy

  1. 375writersbank

    For some reason I couldn’t leave a comment today on your post.
    The roses were still blooming at Christmas in Florence and in the countryside. They are having a warmer winter season. What is your next adventure?

    Sent from I phone

  2. Madeline Bialecki Post author

    Hmm, I will have to ask my tour group members if I actually kissed him. I know I rubbed his cheek and was practically sitting in his lap. Oh, well, I may have to return to Florence to complete the deed with a kiss!

  3. Jim Rook

    Wonderful photos and and an incredible preface to a tour of Florence. Thanks for sharing your love of. “Whimsy in the garden”. – One of my favorite things also.

    1. Madeline Bialecki Post author

      Thanks Jim. With Overseas Adventure Travel, I feel like we get a different perspective on the places we visit (like starting the tour outside the city wall). I plan to return to Florence for a longer stay–hopefully when the rose garden is in full bloom.


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