I think I was supposed to be born a Brit. It’s no secret how much I love London. I think we have been to London about 7 times in the past two years because I love it that much. A majority of our friends call London and England home as well as some of my husband’s family. I’ve loved London since before I even first visited the city, and ever since my first visit several years ago, I’ve only loved even it more. I’m waiting for the day my husband tells me he’s booked a film or show that films in London because I would move there in a second if I could.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. It wasn’t just our final night in Venice but also our final night in Italy. After 2 incredible weeks in the country my father’s family immigrated from (their roots are in Naples), it was almost time to say goodbye. But we chose to spend our final night in Italy in style.
There were 2 cities in Italy that my husband had always wanted to take me to – Florence and Venice. We had already visited Florence in the middle of our Italian honeymoon, so now it was time to visit the city on the water.
Tor and I chose to spend a few days in Chianti not only to relax but also to drink some homegrown Tuscan wine. In case you don’t know, wine is pretty much my one and only alcohol of choice. I blame my parents for that, since both are big wine lovers (my father is even opening a wine bar this summer, so yeah it runs in my family!).
After a few days in Florence, Tor and I rented another car (a little manual BMW) and drove about an hour south of Florence to the Tuscan wine region of Chianti. There are so many little towns within Chianti, but we settled on Radda in Chianti as our next destination.
If a city has royal history, you know I have to spent at least one day exploring its royal historical roots. For our second day in Florence, Tor and I decided to visit the Pitti Palace on the south side of the Arno.