Our first stop was Michaelangelo's Square, high above the city to take in the view.
And oh, what a view
There's a bronze replica of David in the square too
My, what big hands you have!
We also saw the old city walls of Florence
Another view of the city. The estate on the top of the hill, in the center of the picture is the original fortress built to protect Florence in Roman times
Our next stop was lunch - when in Italy, you MUST eat. This is the cafe where we had a delightful lunch:
I splurged - had gorgonzola gnocci
Mom had tortellini with bolognese sauce - also DELISH
Then we were set free to roam the streets of Florence and enjoy what she has to offer.
Loggia dei lanzi - open air sculpture gallery
Then to Santa Maria and the Duomo
And then the world stopped. I saw these:
I. DIED. I drooled. I coveted. I left them behind.
I got over it, and we ventured onward to Ponte Vecchio, the home of many jewelry shops.
That's mom again (in case you've forgotten her!).
We continued our walking tour of Florence, and wandered into a lovely square. I'm not sure who the dapper gent with the aqua sweater is, but he posted nicely for my photo!
Italy = gelato (and vino, but for the moment, focus on the gelato)
Oh, Florence. You are beautiful. And you make great shoes!
Enjoy your new day!