I Fell in Love with Florence

I fell in love with Florence, Italy recently during a trip abroad with my boyfriend. We had just arrived in Italy for our 1yr anniversary.  We would be spending an entire month in the city of art and love; we are jumping feet first into an adventure of a life time.  How little did I know where that would lead us?

We heard about the Piazzale (Plaza) Michelangelo, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Florence or as locals called it Firenze, which overlooks the skyline of the city. We decided to walk to the top, along the 400 or so brick and stone steps there sits a secret garden about half way up. It is so warm and inviting that you just don’t want to leave. It’s far enough away from the tour buses, the other tourist, and the noise of street vendors that you can take in Florence in a tranquil environment. The walk up the stair took a toll on us, so we decided to talk a long break and enjoy the view, the birds chirping and me nestled up against him as we sat on a bench with a statue of a man reading a book.

After a while of sitting, he suggested that we move along up the hill to the Piazzale but had something he wanted to do before we went. All of a sudden he turned to me, a tear started to build and he asked; “Will you be my soul mate for life?” as the tear ran down his face. That was the moment that I fell in love with Florence, in a beautiful secret garden with the man I love and now my fiancé.

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