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Fiesole View

Beautiful Florence

photographed from Fiesole

Tuscan capital

Trattoria Zá Zá

Best Trattoria

Za Za recipies delight

ambience assured

Florence River

Arno river flood

in winter devastation

photo last Summer

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For Carpe Diem photographing

Photos by Tigerbrite

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Annunci

Photo of the Day: Tuscan Sunrise

Michael Rappa

I’m going to try sharing these photos of the day more often to keep my blog active on days I’m not writing.

This was taken on the grounds of a villa in the hills of Tuscany outside Florence in 2011. It was my second day in Italy and, still out of whack from not sleeping on the flight, I awoke before dawn, which is an extreme rarity for me (I’m frequently just going to bed before dawn). Determined not to let this fortuitous turn of events go to waste, I headed outside on a chilly fall morning to catch the sunrise.

The quality of this photo is not the best since it was taken with a point-and-shoot camera, but I like the imagery of peering over the potted plant at the Tuscan countryside under the early morning sky.

Tuscan sunrise

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Firenze, San Giovanni, e I Vini del Marchesi Ginori Lisci

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Making Pasta In Florence

For about 23 years I have considered Florence my second home. I feel 100% at home in that city where I had a home for six years in my 20s, a magical time to roam and live in Florence. I confess that I was not the cook in my home, my ex was a fabulous cook.

Strips of Pasta

His mother was and is the best cook I have ever met. She would be happy to see me making pasta with friends in her city. Today is the Festa di San Giovanni, the patron saint of Florence. The whole city celebrates and my friends and I always used to as well. These photos are not from a San Giovanni party but from last November when I was in Florence.

Elisabetta

Elisabetta, the wife of a dear friend, was in charge of the pasta operation. Great fun was had by all as my friends seem…

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