We've been thinking a bit this weekend, and we decided to cancel our trip to Paris (due early November). The main reason we wanted to make this trip was to attend Le Fantôme de L'Opéra but because of the fire in the Mogador theater, the performances were cancelled for this year. As we've already been to Paris with our parish priest (a long time ago,, but such a great trip) who was also our neighbor, we decided to cancel the hotel reservation.
Instead we are looking for another destination next year. We already have trips booked, to London, Buenos Aires and Krakow, but another trip is always welcome. So we are thinking of Florence and the Tuscany region.
The past years we've been to Rome and Venice so Florence is the next town in Italy we want to see. Home of the Medici family, who figure in my novel about The Medica Diamonds... It's Maria de Medici's necklace that causes all the havoc in Marguérite's life - and will cause more so for Countess Rebecca and her granddaugther Julie in the next installment.
I love Italian food and also like the atmosphere in this country, mafia aside. In our two trips, we never experiences anything negative. We were not robbed of our valuables (we don't carrry around any) and only met kind people who helped us where necessary.
It will be lovely to visit the town of Florence and see some masterpieces of Italian renaissance, as well as discovering the Tuscany valley. Should definitely make a day trip to Sienna and the wine region.
Now the only thing left to do is pick some dates and make some reservations.