I had a rainy, cold afternoon and night in Florence on my home. I am rarely in Florence at night, so it was a treat, despite the rain.
I stayed at the very nice Hotel Minerva in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. My room had a balcony overlooking the piazza and this was part of my view as well.
I walked around the city and visited some of my favourite things.
The next morning blue sky was trying to break through, with mixed success.
Perhaps Neptune’s stern look brought on the blue sky.
Dolce and Gabbana had some beautiful things in their windows.
The bronze doors on the baptistery opposite the duomo have been recently cleaned. They are copies of the originals, but wonderful anyway.
The Arno never disappoints, even when full of muddy water after the heavy rain.
Farewell Florence….until next time.