So you can imagine how delighted I was to receive a copy of her book, The Piazzas of Florence!
The timing couldn't have been better. It arrived the day before my birthday. It's been a crazy week for me, but I just had to peek at those first few pages...and I was instantly drawn in...
It's been more than thirty years since my friend Jean Cook and I hauled backpacks on our shoulders and with Eurorail passes hidden in our money belts, made our way across Italy and France. I have particularly fond memories of Florence...a city that seemed to glow a soft terracotta orange. I remember staring in amazement at the shear size and beauty of Michelangelo's David.
I am looking forward to being whisked away on an historic and artistic adventure. Thank you, Lisa for your generosity!
|A beautiful map of the Piazzas created by Lisa. She has maps throughout the book.|