Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Italy Blog #28: Florence at Night and a Hot Waiter

Tom, Andre and Rob
In today's 28th blog about Florence, Italy we'll show you some pictures of the city at night (including the Uffizi Gallery) and you'll meet our handsome waiter who wound up being our waiter the entire stay in Florence. He was that good. :) 

We sat at the first table each time!
ANDRE THE WAITER- The first night we were in Florence we spotted a restaurant called "Move On - Italian Pub and Record Store"  across from St. Mary of the Flower Basilica so we decided on dinner there.  We were treated with service from a really hot Italian waiter named Andre who got our pasta and cheese-less pizza order right (it was fantastic).  He was very flirtatious - and we later learned he has a girlfriend, so he knew how to appeal to his customers for a big tip. LOL.

Tom and Rob enjoying dinner
Florence lit up at night with Tom (right)
   After that first dinner, he asked "See you tomorrow?"  Of course, that sounded like an invitation to us, so of course we went back there the next 2 nights in Florence. Andre asked if we wanted the same orders, and we did (yes, 3 nights in a row), and he remembered it perfectly. We wanted to take him with us to Rome! 

This building contained a lot of shops



 FLORENCE AT NIGHT -The city was pretty well lit up at night and we felt safe to walk around. There were a lot of people up and around (of course it was only 9pm when we were headed back to the hotel each night, and people in Italy don't eat dinner until 8 p.m while we always ate around 5 or 6 p.m.!


Uffizi Gallery
THE UFFIZI GALLERY LIT UP- The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in central Florence. We didn't go through it but we did see it all lit up at night.  
Some History: The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices". The construction was later continued by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and completed in 1581. 
What's in it?   It's now an art gallery and has paintings by Rafael, Caravaggio, Durer, Rubens and Rembrant to name a few.  

NEXT:  The Palazzo (Palace) Davanzati      

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14