Florence for Free had been a beautiful, fanciful fantasy for more than a few years before the first post hit the web. We’d kicked it around on our nightly walks, on long train rides, and over entire pizzas. But taking the leap to press “publish” was another matter entirely: would there be anyone out there as kooky as us to revel in the excitement of free adventures? Armed with a few classic walks and illusions of Fodor’s fame, we held our breath and took the plunge.
Slowly but surely, people outside of our immediate family started to chime in on our tiny corner of the internet. And our guiltiest pleasures (Jersey Shore, anyone?) made the biggest splashes! Turns out, there are a lot of wonderful people out there who are just as fun, free-wheelin’, and a little bit off as we are.
So tonight, on the one-year anniversary of our first post, let’s all have a prosecco toast to an exciting start under our belts! How will Hannah and I be celebrating? We’ll be apartment hunting in Florence…oh that’s right, because we’ve booked tickets back to our favorite city! It’s only for a brief trip this fall, but we’re not even trying to contain our excitement. You can expect new photos, experiences, and commentary from your two favorite displaced Florentines. We’ve even got a Tuscan villa wedding to feature! We’re seeing a “How to properly crash a fancy Florentine wedding” post in our future (you know, because us budget babes are always keeping it classy like that).
Here’s to you, our fellow adventurers – we couldn’t do it without you! Cin cin!