Change of plans….. My trip from Cinque Terre to Sicily this month is on hold, indefinitely. The chapters of my book need attention and as you can imagine, book trumps travel.

With this unexpected revision, I rented an apartment in the centre of Florence to be closer to the pulse of this inspirational city. I would have stayed in the garden indefinitely, however, all the apartments with Federica are booked for the month of October.

In a moment of brilliance, I contacted my landlord, Manuele from 5 years ago, to my delight, he had an apartment unrented for October. It was meant to be.

I’m living on Via San Niccolo, a quaint Florentine street a block from the river. It’s not a blissful garden, however, I’m a hop skip and a jump from restaurants, shops, the cobblestone streets of Florence and my shy and stoic boyfriend David.

The Man himself

PG version of my GUY Dave

The scenic views of Piazzale Michelangelo and bells of The Duomo will sooth my meandering soul.

About Italian Living

I'm an interior decorator from Canada. I own a design firm. I have three grown daughters who are confidant women living busy lives. I love my family my friends and my life, however, something is missing. December 3rd, my eyes open at 3:33 a.m. It's time to fulfill my lifelong dream of living in Italy..... I rent my house, pack my bags, say a final farewell to all the people I love most in this world and hop on a plane January 13th.... alone. This is my story...
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  1. Jayne says:

    Lucky you, we loved downtown Florence, it’s the one city Don would definitely go back to. I’m sure that you are going to miss your garden and your host but it’s a new adventure. Good luck with your book, I look forward to buying a copy, hopefully at a book signing by the author!


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  2. Jessie says:

    How fortunate I have been to have spent time in your company in such a wonderful part of the world. Look forward to reading more. Your lost companion with the pink shirt. X.

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