Not for Kit, but the infinite land of good espresso
Good Morning Florence!
The first massive difference was actually last night finding the hotel in almost complete silence, I guess Rome is also good at stealing all the noise. And trash.
The streets are clean, we are not in fact the only ones here as we come to realize on our way to find a late breakfast.
Shocking! I believe both Sammi and I also managed to shock the merchant with our reactions to this shocking discovery. Shocks all around!
And it wasn't just here, as expensive as Florence can be, espresso flows practically free in the streets. Bene!
Caffeinated, we set out to explore with our Firenze cards in hand. They were practically the biggest purchase (besides gifts), but got us into basically everything with skipping the lines. Truly a good purchase when you have a limited time to art, eat, and shop here.
Our first day was for wandering around and getting our bearings. One of my favorite finds if you brave the outdoor Central Market, is the upstairs indoor Central Market.
Outside Market: going to be yelled at. alot.
Indoor bottom floor: so much meat and various parts of animals I didn't know could be consumed.
Top floor: food paradise. various vendors offering everything from cheese, wine, bread, seafood, pizza, burgers, gelato, everything.
Different church actually, I was just making sure you were paying attention.
This is San Lorenzo. Well technically, that is Jesus in San Lorenzo. But look up. The church was massive and had plenty of other sites to offer however, this was my favorite. It's the first and only star map I've seen in a church. Go ahead, scroll back up and give it a second look.
There is no mistaking it, this city is beautiful. So why not hike up a mountain and see it in full.
This is the view from the Piazzale Michelangelo
Which of course comes complete with a David Statue replica. He gets the best view of the city and I'm fairly positive the Italians pay the moon to light him up.
Tomorrow is for all of the things. And I mean ALL the things.
Feet up and tuck in time.
Firenze really is beautiful. Your pictures make it come alive. I'm smelling a delicious bowl of pasta about now with a hot crunchy crust bread. It makes me very happy to watch you dig into each city with such gusto. I hear your laughter. I feel your joy and freedom. And, I continue to be extremely envious. GO GO GO
Loving it. So beautiful pictures. What an adventure you are having. Today is Maundy Thursday when the Lord has His last meal with his Diciples, and tomorrow is sorrow but Sunday is a coming...love you. Stay safe...
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