An Italian love affair.

What feels like a lifetime ago, I studied abroad in Italy. I consumed more than my fair share of pizza, pasta, and gelato, attempted to learn Italian, wrote countless journals that are now lost (or in a box of memories that was supposed to become a scrapbook and instead is collecting dust under my bed), made some of the best friends in the world, and fell in love... with Florence. Santa Croce was my backyard, but the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) was my compass.

Florence isn't exactly a green city. There do exist secret gardens in some of the fancy villas and the fancy villas now converted into apartment buildings, but for the most part it is a city of marble and pavement. Although that is glorious in its own romantic sort of way, I was pleased to see this photo this morning on Twitter, tweeted by Wallpaper Magazine. For one day only, Florence has covered the plaza surrounding the Duomo with grass.

This random event reminded me of the post earlier this week about parking spaces turned into mini parks so I had to share.

1 comment:

  1. pretty cool. green space is important. we're luck to have the parks we do.