Florence is a feast for your entire being. It is a festival of sights, sounds and tastes steeped in a big pot of history.
Try as you surely will, it cannot all be consumed in a visit or two.
And the pot is stirred each new day.
Sure the buildings which have remained for centuries may appear unchanged.
But from il Porcellino at the Loggia Del Mercato Nuovo.
To the Ponte Vecchio stone arched walkway over the Arno River.
Your time there will be different because you will be in it.
Take time to notice the people and enjoy how they help animate these architectural marvels.
This young man was playing guitar and singing James Taylor’s “You’ve Got A Friend.”
These accordion players squeezed out a sweet “Roll Out The Barrel” while we were listening. Made me wish I had my polka shoes.
I was frequently tempted to linger to listen just a bit longer.
Shopping opportunities are abundant for a range of budgets.
You can’t leave without a taste of something.
La Dolche Vita!
Barbara, I have been enjoying your wonderful trip through your blog. Florence is a wonderful city of sights, flavors, and beautiful people.Thanks for posting.
Thank you. It continues to be an amazing experience. One I will remember for years to come.
This looks like a fantastic trip! The photos are wonderful and you are inspiring me to get over my fear of flying over oceans!
There is so much to see.
If I bring enough to entertain myself on the plane the time passes quickly. An iPod filled with favorite tunes helps too.
Omg, it’s beautiful! I want to see Florence one day!
It is truly an amazing place. I have been twice and would happily return again. So much to see, beyond all the museums.
I’m so jealous! Haha 😉