I awoke this morning to the sounds of silence from the street. The workmen have gone. All that remains are the barricades to stop people driving on the newly laid tarmacadam.
So after the call from NZ and shower I was ready to begin another day in this most fabulous city. After my usual breakfast I took the bus into town, but again I had jumped on the wrong bus. I realised this shortly after I got on but with my new-found confidence, I got off and found my way to connect to the correct bus.
For several days now I have been going to the Ponte Vecchio but each day I have become waylaid by all the wonders around me. Today was to be the day, but first I wandered around the streets again
until I found a little restaurant/bar in which to have lunch.
Then I decided to get real so I took a cab to the Ponte Vecchio. The bridge is fascinating and was more crowded than any piazza in which I had already been in Florence.
So many sights, so many people, so much activity, it is almost overwhelming. But around every corner there is yet another wonder to behold.
As Mark Twain said
“The Creator made Italy from designs by Michaelangelo.”
And just for fun, this is how I feel after another busy day being a tourist in Florence
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- Day 289: Something Beautiful – Masterpieces of the Street (mtmuchmore.wordpress.com)