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Fantasy in Florence: leaving home and loving it Rod McQueen

Fantasy in Florence: leaving home and loving it

Rod McQueen

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ISBN : 9781552786437
Hardcover
264 pages
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When Sandy and Rod McQueen sold their house in Toronto, put their furniture into storage, and moved to Florence, they launched themselves into a fantasy life that everyone talks about but few take advantage of. As high school sweethearts at theMoreWhen Sandy and Rod McQueen sold their house in Toronto, put their furniture into storage, and moved to Florence, they launched themselves into a fantasy life that everyone talks about but few take advantage of. As high school sweethearts at the leading edge of the Baby Boomers, they knew if they postponed their dream, it might never happen. This, they agreed, is the now or never plan.The couple lived for nine months in the historic centre of Florence with the Medici Chapel and Bruneslleschis Dome almost within reach outside their apartment windows. Sandy continued her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design- Rod wrote about what they saw, heard and felt.Energized by Renaissance art, modern design, and the beauty of the Tuscan landscape, they were befriended by local artisans, learned from their inspirational creativity, and were welcomed into their homes.But the Italians taught them something else that was far more profound: How to live. As one new friend put it: Italy is like the cartoons, everything is possible. And you are never bored.