First thing Thursday, we met up with friends at the Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato. Think massive art fair – 10 buildings, hundreds of vendors. Everything from flower pots made out of recycled soda bottles to fine jewelry and clothing. Plus food! And dogs! We were on a tight schedule, so only got to stay for a couple hours, but it was really fun.
We were on a tight schedule because Thursday was Vespa day! We did the Vespa tour with Walkabout Florence. After a short lesson, Stefano took us out into the Tuscan hills around Florence. There were four of us in the group, on three Vespas (Kat and I had our own), following Stefano in his Fiat 500. It was a total blast – going down tiny roads, through little villages, and seeing the amazing scenery of Tuscany.
At the end, we got a chance to chat with the other couple (a Dutch guy and a Malaysian born, residing-in-Brunei-but-dating-said-Dutch-Guy woman on a quick Italian road trip) over some cheese and meat at a nice little restaurant.
There was definitely a moment of “maybe we need matching Vespas” followed by a mutual “… but we don’t live in Tuscany …”
Oh to dream.