I studied abroad in Florence my Junior year of college, and this was my first time back since then. I had been looking forward to it for a while, excited to see if I could easily navigate the streets and still have a sense of home. It took me about a day, but it all came flooding back pretty quickly. I also made sure to eat as much Nocciola (hazelnut) gelato as possible during our short stay.
Since we had already been to the more well know galleries like the Uffizi, Rich and I spent our time in smaller galleries. My favorites were the Gucci and Ferragamo museums - particularly the Gucci museum which opened about a year ago. Speaking of, did you know Gucci's first name was Guccio? Yes, Guccio Gucci. The best.
Salvatore made his first pair of shoes at age 9, and was famous for them by the time he was 19. Not only did he come up with creative materials and shapes for shoes (he created the first cork wedge), he was very interested in the anatomy of the foot. In fact, one of his sole patents is still used today. I was so impressed, that at the museum store I bought a reproduced pair of flats that was originally designed for Audrey Hepburn. I can actually sit and stare at the bottom of the shoes, that's how perfectly made they are. (I'm sure they will make an appearance on here at some point).
Shirt: StyleMint, Shorts: Robert Rodriguez, Flats: J.Crew, Purse: Coach, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: bought in Florence while I was living there, Sunglasses: Super, Belt: Vintage
Anyway Florence, until next time. (And thanks for teaching me about Guccio Gucci)