Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always – Dante Alighieri
My first night in Florence I stayed at the beautiful Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci on the Via de' Tornabuoni in Florence. It had been a day filled with emotion and revelations. The following was my first journal entry:
With the moon as my companion, I stayed a little longer on the terrace – bundled up against the chill autumn night. I embraced Florence without hesitation, surrendering to this extraordinary blessing.
Sono a casa. Grazie a Dio.
I made a wish on the stars, left my glass on the darkened bar and walked through the halls of the ancient palazzo in a state of grace.
I always return to my home at the “Beacci”. Same hotel. Same room. Same wonderful friends.