So, how was your weekend?

By Colin McFadden
This post is part of a series called Florence 2014
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A long, but thankfully uneventful travel day brought us to Florence mid-afternoon on Saturday. A short taxi ride got us to our AirBnB and our host, Marilena. I’ll do a full tour of our apartment in another post – it’s frighteningly charming. I hadn’t realized, but it’s literally a block from the somewhat-sketchy hotel I stayed in in 2012.

After a quick rest and a shower, we went out for a jetlag-fighting stroll. The first stop was All’Antico Vinaio for some so-delicious-we-didn’t-stop-for-photos tapas.

From there, we went (via gelato) to San Miniato. After all, it was nearly sunset! Kat hadn’t been up there before, and it’s the perfect place to get a view of the city. We didn’t make it in time for vespers, but I don’t suppose it’s the end of the world.

After a quick stroll around the church, we took a seat. I then – very awkwardly – asked Kat if perhaps she would like to marry me. Turns out, she does! Thereafter, there was much calling of parents and giggling …

So, that was Saturday. Kind of sets a high bar for Sunday…

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