A day in Florence, Italy

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

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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).

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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.

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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

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  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!

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  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.

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    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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