Next stop in Italy... Firenze!!!

Oooooh look at the beautiful BLUE skies in Florence... aka Firenze... famous for the Brunelleschi dome skyline...Lovely how that BLUE sky reflects in the Arno River...
The city of Florence is the home of Michelanglo's statue of David... the original...
The David copy outside the Palazzo Vecchio... And the BLUE METAMORPHOSIS of David also in Florence...
Another well known site... the Ponte Vecchio...Anddd my metamorphosis... painting (AVAILABLE via My Etsy Shop) of the famous bridge on the Arno...Ooh la la... Fifi loves this Italian city!!! We will tour more of the city tomorrow... and Fifi will be painting on the streets of Florence... I do hope they will accept my French flair! Come back and see moi throughout the week in various parts of Italy... VIRTUALLY of course..

Tuesday... More FUN in Firenze!
Wednesday... Outdoors in Lucca!
Thursday... Verbania for Tablescape Thursday!
Friday... Fashionable Milano!!!

Now don't forget to go to visit more Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's and Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's !!!

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

Photos via Google Search for Florence/Firenze

49 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What beautiful pictures and wonderful blues. Have a great Blue Monday.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

What a great pictures :-)

Happy Blue Monday

Lots of luv,
Ita

Frau said...

LOve Florence, We took the train from Rome to Florence and the sign said Firenze my husband would not get off the train. I kept saying I swear that means Florence come on! And the David yum! A work of art! Love your painting colors are perfect.

Moonspinner said...

Oh very nice!xx

Renee Finberg said...

fifi
without a doubt...the most fabulous shot of the Ponte Vecchio i've ever seen.

your piece is gorgeous !
xx

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Our little visit to Italy is so a-propos - my mom is flying to Italy next week!

Susan said...

Oh your photos are exquisite. I surly wish I were there. What a gorgeous City- I look forward to your future posts throughout Italy!
Can you tell I love Italy? Happy Monday!

janet said...

Please bring me along on your next trip!!!!! You have the most creative blog...I love it!

Les Cotrions said...

Faboulous post Fifi and very nice painting! I can't wait to see your post of Wednesday! Did you receive my emails???
Happy day!
Vale

Martys Fiber Musings said...

And Happy Blue Monday to you also!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Fifiness! Love this! Your painting is divine! We've been to Florence and I saw David! What a wonder! Hope you're having a great day and please please continue to give us magic!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, lovely painting!

Christy said...

I love your rendering of that famous bridge. Italy is one of my favorite places...but we haven't yet visited Florence. One day!

Knitty said...

Can you hear me applauding? Great photos and I love your interpretation of the Ponte Vecchio!

Mary said...

What a wonderful collection of blues, Fifi. Doesn't David have great legs? Thank you for sharing all of this with us. Have a wonderful day.

FrenchBlue said...

fifiness~~
Blue is my very favorite! Love these images and thank you for my morning walking in Florence with you!
XO's

Claudie said...

Oh that David...makes me drool...your beauty is different than mine today Fifi.
Call mine the ugly fish story. lol
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Lisa (aka) French said...

Love the pics how beautiful to stroll through another country ( sort of) Thanks French;)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pictures...one day!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Ooo what a pretty City. This is fun to be touring with you. I love that first photo. I cant wait to see you painting on the streets of Italy. Hey whats wrong with a little French flair in Italy!!? :)
Lovely painting too.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday!

Smilingsal said...

We went there in 1994 and saw all of these places. (sigh) How wonderful. Happy Blue Monday.

Char said...

very beautiful

Susan S. said...

I LOVED this post and will be back to see the others. I have some similar pictures of my trip to Italy a few years ago. It was my all time favorite vacation!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Fifi, wonderful pictures....everything is soooo lovely!!

Barb

A Lady's Life said...

This is wonderful as is David
Ohh la la no matter where they put him lol
You picture is delightful Fifi
Thanks:)

Draffin Bears said...

Happy blue Monday to you Fifi.

Love all the wonderful photos today. The blue skies and the reflection on the Arno River, makes me want to be there.

Hugs
Carolyn

Terry said...

Hi
Oh how beautiful the sky ,the water,the city,the statues,the bridge and all the rest.
Thank you for sharing all this
gorgeous beauty today.
It is a very Happy Blue Monday.
Thank you so much .
You have so many lovely photos you have shared it is hard to say you like one more than the other.
The brige painting is lovely .
Well done !
Have a very happy week.
Happy Trails

Linda said...

I've been to Florence, but your pictures are especially wonderful, and the painting....wow! Linda

Cafe Fashionista said...

I need to go to Italy immediately. The blue sky is breathtaking!

Ashley ~ said...

Beautiful pics*!!! My boyfriend went to Italy on a biz trip a couple years ago, and brought back some absolutely beautiful pics*! I hope I get to go someday*! _Ashley

alice said...

Oh how I love this virtual trip back to Firenze!
Such a beatiful city... enjoy your itinerary- it sounds amazing!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

gorgeous pictures! Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It was a fun sale. I have sold many things over the years marked Firenze. How clueless of me never to figure out that it was Florence...the home of all things beautiful in Italy.

Martha said...

Happy Monday and I love Rome and Venice, never got to Firenze, but Not it's a MUST SEE!! Merci a mille fois, Fifi!

RobinfromCA said...

Oh how I love Florence! The art, the people, the jewelry, the FOOD! Your interpretation of the Ponte Vecchio is stunning! Can't wait to see more!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Fifi, absolutely gorgeous pics !

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you have brought back such great memories for me! Beautiful images.

rochambeau said...

Thank you Fifi for the tour!
Your painting of the bridge on the Arno is great! Keep having a fun!!
Loved the tour!

xox
Constance

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

You are SO making me want to pack my bags...Viva Italia! :-) The Arno painting is fabulous!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what great photos here and now I wanna go to Florence! hehehe .. the day before I want to go to Venice.. hehehehe..

happy Monday

imjacobsmom said...

Fifi, You captured the Arno perfectly! And not only are the skies so blue, but the rooftops in tiles are such a pretty contrast. Thanks for taking us along. ~ Robyn

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I have always adored David, no matter if he is the original (lukcy you) or a duplication he is fantastic.

Something about the nekkid body depicted "back then"...

I loved your met painting... scrumtious!!

Looking forward to the rest of the week...

TTFN~~

PS. Do I need to email you to get permission to add you to my bloglist?

Kammy said...

HI FiFi !
I didn't know that there were several Davids......I learn something new all the time !
Pretty countryside and painting!
Hugs ~ Kammy

Gee said...

Nice pictures.

Happy Blue Monday.

srp said...

My brother spent three months in Florence singing the lead in the opera Othello. We stayed with him for two weeks and it was fabulous. The Arno was lower then.. it was very hot and had been really dry. Love the area.

Simply Mel said...

Oh how I love Firenze! I can't get enough of it! Great post, and delightful paintings/sketches!

Amanda Guthrie said...

What a fantastic journey your post has taken us on, just lovely.

Beverly said...

Ah, sweet bliss. I wish I were there.

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