Sunday, November 23, 2008

Australian visitors

Last week I collapsed from exhaustion. On the couch. And I refused to get off it for one hour. Well that was until I saw the laundry basket. So my collapse was short lived all because I can't learn to relax when something needs to be done.

I was trying to work out why I was so exhausted since I haven't done an honest day's work for a year now. Then I remembered. My in-laws and I had visited 12 different cities in the last three weeks.

This was their first visit to Italy and I was so excited to show them around my new home town and show them the beauty of Tuscany. We did day trips driving to Verona, Montelpuciano, Montalcino, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Perugia, Assisi, Cinque Terre, Lake Garda and Lake Trasimeno. And of course lots of touring around Florence. Please don't ask me to name my favourite place as they are all so beautiful.

It was wonderful having our in-laws visit us and we'll miss seeing the excitement on their faces whenever they saw a tower or a church or the Tuscan countryside with trees bursting with olives that were ready to be picked.

Living daily life in Florence means you sometimes takes things for granted. It's not everyday you get to walk past the Duomo and hear the bells ringing or see the Statue of David. It's great to see the excitement that visitors have when seeing this country and it reminded us of how fortunate we are to live in one of the world's most beautiful cities.


Leanne in Italy said...

You have been a very good tour guide it seems! I have not seen so much of Tuscany but would like to see more.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow no wonder you are exhusted, I would be too..I hope to visit your part of Italy next :-)

Anonymous said...

you hit SO MANY places! good for you!

i have the same problem, where if i see something that needs to be done I can't relax!