Tag Archives: florence

Giardino di Boboli

We’re squeezing in one last part about our trip to Tuscany. Along the edge of Florence lies The Boboli Gardens. It’s 11 acres of peace away from the bustle of the city, lush greenery (my shoes came off immediately), and views like you wouldn’t believe. The size of it left us meandering for hours. The gardens are the backyard to the Palazzo Pitti – the lavish palace in which only the Medici family could justify living. 

Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestBoboli Gardens in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestphoto-apr-20-1-44-34-pm photo-apr-20-1-47-16-pm1Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestBoboli Gardens in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestimg_0982-001 img_1015
Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest

Advertisements

14 Comments

Filed under Italy

Firenze, Italia

Duomo in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest

Bonjourno Italia, you’ve got it goin’ on! To celebrate our one year anniversary that we’ve been going on and on about, we booked a trip to Tuscany. And this little corner of the world completely stole our hearts (and stomachs). The beautiful narrow streets that open up to gorgeous pops of color. Europe is filled with grand, historic cathedrals and palaces with ornate details and gold trimmings, so much that we’ve become a little numb to it. But, Florence brought it with the Wow Factor. The green and white marble that you just can’t stop looking at. The details even had details. We split our time meandering through the streets and patio-ing – which, I had to describe to my mom as ‘sitting on a patio drinking’ and we’re very good at it, to which we received a shocked, ‘Anne!’ Don’t worry, there was enough ravioli and gelato to soak it up. Mamma Mia!

Duomo ceiling in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
Duomo floor in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestFlorence, Italy via MontgomeryFestDuomo in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestColorful carousel in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestColorful doors in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestRed bicycle in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestLooking down on the streets in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
MontgomeryFest in Florence, ItalyPiazza in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestPiazza in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest

^ This adorable group of Italian men. Y’all. The cool cat in all black – yes, that’s a black leather hat to go with his black leather jacket and shades – rides up on his fancy two-wheels and throws down that kickstand. His friends all stand around admiring and you know we were thankful to have the best patio spot in that piazza.

The view overlooking Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
Detailed doors in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestThe Arno in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestThe Arno in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestNarrow streets in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestTypical breakfast in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
Italian made things in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestRoom keys in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFestFlorence, Italy via MontgomeryFest

Aside from our much needed dose of sun after the Belgian winter, we couldn’t get enough of the pasta, wine and gelato. Delicious. I can’t tell you how fun it was to break out some of the dresses that had been locked up for months. I was maybe a little overeager with the flip-flops..Ouch. It was painful for J to watch, mostly. So many hills. So much walking. But we wouldn’t have traded it for anything. Best vacation of our lives.

On the last night, we sat on a dinner terrace talking about before we were married and how fun the engagement was like his conversation with the first person he told he bought the ring. Oh, and we tried grappa for the first time.. That last photo up there was after the grappa. I know my writing has been a little way sappy-centric lately, but I had to get it out. I’ll try to keep the sappy to a yearly thing/minimum and get us back on regularly scheduled programming..try. So with that said, the rest of our trip which included an amazing wine tour through Tuscany and a ginormous garden will be making an appearance in the coming days. Arrivederci!

19 Comments

Filed under Italy

AprilFest

MontgomeryFest in Florence MontgomeryFest in Florence Postcards via MontgomeryFest Pink bicycle via MontgomeryFest MontgomeryFest One Year Anniversary Abbaye de la Cambre door via MontgomeryFest

Besties // Touring Florence // Italian postcards… From Belgium // Annie randomly came home really wanting a bike after her walk one day // One year // Strolling Abbaye de la Cambre

More you ask? MontgomeryFest on Instagram

2 Comments

Filed under LIFE