Allora is one of the Italian words I’ve heard over and over on our trip to Firenze Italy. It means “Um” , “Well” or “Let’s See”. It is a way to pause to gather your thoughts before you speak. Allora…
My family has come to this inspirational, magical place for our daughter’s wedding. We have spent several days retracing her engagement here last year. Mallory has been to Florence many times including living here (with an Italian family — who attended the wedding) and subsequent overseas travel. She speaks Italian.
Allora…The festivities married together the attendees as well as the bride and groom. It began with a food-driven walking tour of the city, a day-before-the-wedding picnic at Boboli Gardens (scene of the proposal), the wedding ceremony overlooking the Duomo, a four course dinner at an iconic restaurant, finally sealed with a private tour, music and desserts at the Uffizi Gallery.
Allora…Wandering through Florence meant getting lost, discovering surprises, beautiful vistas, experiencing great art, visits to landmarks, and abundant opportunities to eat and drink and plenty of reason to be merry.
Allora…It is a big world filled with lots of people with so much humanity in common. Travel helps us broaden our horizons and appreciate our home base. Ciao Firenze! Until we meet again!