Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuscany - Through Its Wine and Food - Part Three


I count myself very fortunate to have met the lovely Erin of The Olive Notes while I was in Florence. We met at a hip wine bar called Sei Divino (or "You Are Divine" - but it can also means something like "You Are Of Wine" if it was written like this: Sei di Vino.) Erin has a delightfully bubbly personality and is full of knowledge of Florence. She gave me lots of tips for my short visit there and even escorted me to a palazzo that evening that was open for a poetry reading. Her blog has followed she and her husband's year in Florence and is full of lots of travel tips for many parts of Italy. They just moved back to Florida where they are adjusting back to the American way of life. I can tell Erin has the enthusiasm and lust for life that will lead her many interesting places.

Here we are. And she is as lovely inside as out!

Here are a couple more of my favorite sights in Florence:


erin :: the olive notes said...

aw :) I feel fortunate to have met you too! I had a great time and hope we can do it again sometime. I'm also glad you had a nice time in Florence...now we'll just have to reminisce together from the States.

*maybe it was the wine, or that we were sitting most of the time, but I don't remember feeling so short ;)

'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

It looks like you are having a great time on your trip. Florence, food and two of my favourite bloggers! All you need is some sunshine! Hope we can meet up next time. Amanda

katerinafiore said...

I am so jealous of Erin, she got to meet you!! I hope someday it is me in that picture, cara! wish u were here!!

The Passionate Palate said...

Erin - I think I am the one who is tall! :-)

Amanda - definitely next time! I can't wait to see your property.

Katerina - you are too kind. I would love to meet you one of these days, too.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading what you found out about La Maremma you mentionned in a previous post !
I love this part of Tuscany and I'm happy I discovered your blog via Ilva!
A bientot,

The Passionate Palate said...

Bonjoy Corinne and welcome back. I will get to posting about the Maremma in the next few weeks some time. Hang in there and stick with me!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Good friends and amazing photos.

What a beautiful place. You're making me ache for the days when I can see these things with my own eyes.

So glad that you go to go!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

katiez said...

How wonderful e able to meet fellow bloggers... I have yet to do that!
And what a great trip! We havn't been to Italy for about 6 years and I am really ready.... Maybe next year!

The Passionate Palate said...

Scarlett - you MUST go! I know, as well as you do, that you will fall in love with Italy and not want to come back. :-)

Katie - it is so fun to meet other bloggers; it somehow completes the picture. I hope you can make it to Italy soon, too.