Unusual Easter..

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope you all had a great time yesterday. My Easter was once again away from my family and all the traditional greek festivities, but I had a great time staying in Florence and since in three months i’m leaving I want to enjoy every corner of this wonderful city..

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Unfortunately this year I missed the  Scoppio del Carro, remember this  folk tradition of the city? So me and Nadia went for lunch at 4 Leoni, one of my favorite restaurants where I alaways eat Fiocchetti di pere in salsa di taleggio e asparagi (pasta filled with pear in taleggio cheese and asparagus sauce ) the best dish ever!

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Then we went for a coffee at Piazza Santo Spirito and then for a gelato at Gelateria La Carraia, one of my favorite places for ice-cream! Soon i’ll share with you all of my favorite gelato places in Florence!

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Aperitivo time! The weather was great and we were close to Ponte Vecchio, so the only place where you can sit outside without all the tourists passing by is Amblé, situated only a few steps away from the famous ladmark, in a well hidden square away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Number 1 on the unusualflorence map! A space designed as a living room where you can eat and shop at the same time, so first you can have a sandwich and if you like the chair or sofa you are sitting on, or the cup of tea you’re drinking you can actually buy them! 

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I had a Spritz “Bunny” and then a delicious tramezzino. 

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At first we were only me Nadia and Elisabetta, but slowly the company grew and Matteo Q., Irene, Matteo B., Michele, Francesca and Elisa were added to our lovely company. I had a great time this very “Unusual Easter” thank you guys!

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#tldif

I think by now you have figured my addiction to Instagram and the various hashtags.. Well when i’m posting a picture from Florence #tldif is a hashtag I always use which stands for Te la do io Firenze (or I’ll bring you Florence).  Te la do io Firenze is a community, or better, a detailed guide of Florence. In their site such as in their Facebook page you can find everything about the city, restaurants, exhibitions, concerts, generally all kind of different places and hidden parts of Florence!

Yesterday my friend Elisabetta sent me a link with a photo of mine that they posted from Instagram. And guess what? The photo has more than 1.300 likes by now!  For example the same photo I posted some days ago on my Instagram account has almost 40 likes, and that shows all the impact when a page like Te la do io Firenze publishes it. I mean it’s a really strange but definitely satisfying that still makes me wonder. What exactly? Sincerely I don’t know, sometimes I ask myself if my photos are good enough and other times I just hate them! Anyway searching through the facebook page of Te la do io Firenze I found 3 other photos of mine that they published in the past! Overall 4 of my photos with 200-400-600-1.200 likes! Thank you Te la do io Firenze for picking my photos and special thanks to all the people that appreciated them!

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Escape from Florence..

Hi everyone! It’s been almost a month since I came back to Florence and I don’t have any free time with the really tight schedule of the university for this semester. During the week i’m at the university all day long and on weekends the same.

So I think it’s time to take a break from this routine and also from Florence! I’m on my way to Grosseto to visit Chiara, Niccolò and Nio of course!

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Below some photos from my Instagram page and as you can see this month I was only taking photos at the university working, on my way there in the morning and I had a chance to see Florence from a window at the university, definitely one of my favorite views!

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Have a nice weekend!!!

Souvenirs from Venice..

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At this day, exactly one year ago, I was at Venice with Chiara, Sara, Niccolò and Nikos for the Biennale of Architecture!

There are no words to describe this city, I think we all have an image in mind, but every time I visit Venice I discover something new!  I just love getting lost in the same alleys and find myself to the same channel or bridge again and again.. However, what fascinates me most is that this city is the same as it was five hundred years ago! The transportation is on foot or by boat, which adds to the romantic character of the city.

When you visit the Venice Biennale the fact is that you do not have much time to see the city, just in the afternoon on the way back completely tired but always with an appetite for a Spritz! Spritz is definitely my favorite beverage and in Venice you have to try it with Select instead of Aperol or Campari. There are two late-night (ok, not that late!) drinking areas in Venice, the one is Campo Santa Margherita and the other one is Erbaria close to Rialto bridge.

Soooo prepare to get lost at Venice and have a Spritz for me! Have a nice weekend everyone!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

Coffee by the river..

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Coffee by the Arno river NOW!! The bridge is called “Ponte Santa Trinita”..

More photos soon..!

Long walk to the post office..!

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Finally this morning after 4 days I was housebound with the flu, I went for a walk to the post office!!! I know it’s not exactly a walk but in a sunny day like this for me was more than enough!

Of course i took the long way, making a stop for coffee and breakfast!

Now back home trying to study… Have a nice day everyone!!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

sunny details…

I love the sun!

And it’s so unfair when a beautiful day like this I had to stay at home.. 😦

So i’m sharing with you some daily life pictures of this city..!

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