after our free meal, we went to soak up the sun in our piazza right in front of the santa croce. i was loving how alive the city feels now that the weather is so much warmer and the sun is shining. a little later, we hiked with some of roommates up to the piazza michelangelo to watch the sunset over the city.
i cannot even describe how good it felt to sit on the steps of the piazza with this view. i didn't even have to wear anything more than a sweatshirt, which in itself felt amazing after the zero degree cold and snow from the past month. it felt like a summer night on the beach at martha's vineyard. but even better cause it's florence. i celebrated the end of a great day with one last visit to the chocolate festival (yes, it was my fourth time in a week; and yes, i am now best friends with some of the chocolatiers) and stuffed my face with chocolate covered strawberries sprinkled with coconut. i'm living the life, no doubt about it.