Who's idea was it to change Firenze to Florence? Like, were the Italian pronounciations really THAT hard? Some of the biggies- Roma, Napoli, Firenze, Venezia. All pretty pronounce-able (now I'm making up words), if you ask me. 🤷🏻♀️ I think Firenze is the most elegant, beautiful word. I love it and avoid Florence at all costs! A girl has to put her foot down somewhere, right?
Rant over, but I am just in love with this city. The center is positively overrun by tourists, (like me, oops) but if you just turn off the main roads, you can find yourself on the most enchanting alleys. Well, mostly enchanting. There are some deserted alleys that smell like a urinal.🥺 Today was hot, but occasionally, I would turn down a shady alley and feel the most delicious breeze. It was pure bliss. These photos and experiences are thanks to my rockstar teen, @global.ruth who very kindly babysat so I could have a breather. - 13 hours ago