Nothing like Christmas in Florence, (well, maybe Napoli)....it lasts for a full month, concerts, lights, presepe, choirs, theater, many many celebrations and dinners with friends, music in the streets. Despite the tough economy, Italians know how to live in fantasy and put life's problems behind, at the table and with friends. Heaven is here.
And......my first "real" Christmas tree in my new home. My new living room furniture was received in time for Christmas, didn't expect it!!! Hosting Christmas Day with an abbondanza of food, wine, prosecco, grappa, dolce, the whole day to be spent cooking together, then Michele plays the flute for us, we play Tombola and cozy-up on my new sofas to watch a classic Italian film....maybe Totò, maybe Eduardo De Filippo? Maybe Sophia and Marcello?
Life is good in Florence. A few photos...living in the moment does not leave much room for taking photos...but here are just a few clips, with many, many missing, but many, many wonderful memories in the making....