Ahhhhh..,back in Florence. Although my heritage is strictly Scandinavian and Northern European, I feel I’ve arrived home when I land in Tuscany. There is something magical about this city that calls to a distant being who resides inside me.
Oh, and there is this:
The view from my room. That calls to me too. 😄
As part of our tour, today we visited a local goldsmith workshop, Laboratorio Nerdi. Daniela, the goldsmith, shared her process with us.
She uses a very small saw to create intricate patterns into gold.
And a mallet to hammer fine silver or gold rings for bracelets and necklaces.
A few of us purchased much-needed jewelry at the shop as Daniela wonderfully demonstrated her passion and love for her art.
Next, we headed to Zecchi, for drool-inducing art supplies. Drool-inducing, that is, if you are an art nerd like me. 😀 Best art shop!!
After a spritzer, food, and a glass of wine, it’s time to retire to my room, where I’ll fall asleep with the window open, warm Tuscan air on my face, and the echos of Italian conversation floating in on the breeze.
Until tomorrow, my friends.