Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

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Day 140 – Sunday, Sunday, Sunday


This is becoming like a Sunday ritual, me writing about my amazing Sundays. Well, this Sunday wasn’t as great as the last one, but still pretty fun. We started our day with a ride on the bus and tram to the center. Unfortunately for us, when we got there, the streets were packed because of the “Corri la vita” manifestation and when you are trying to make your way through the...

Day 78 – Picnic, coffee in my favorite cemetery and a bus ride


I had an amazing Sunday. It started out with a picnic at Villa Demidoff, where we ate a great lasagna made by beautiful and dear friends and lots of tramezzini, which we love, prepared carefully by yours truly in the middle of the night. We love going to this park and if you have a car you can use, I recommended for any kind of fun activity you would like to do outside; especially for reading a...

Florence betrayed me


This week I went to a literary event organized by the Florence Writers Group, where Kamin Mohammadi talked about her book The Cypress Tree. It was a really interesting and insightful talk but most of all as I listened to the author’s first experience when coming to Florence, I realized Florence betrayed me or at least I felt very much betrayed. As I was saying here, when I first laid my eyes on...

My first encounter with Florence’s cashiers as a resident


I’ve been friends with Florence for ten years now and I finally got the courage to face life as a resident here four years ago. The first six years of our friendship, its people and places treated me well and kind, so I didn’t think for a second that I was in for a surprise by becoming one of its residents. Well I sure got my trick instead of the treat. I remember as a tourist, coming...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu