The last thing you would expect to see in the centre of Florence is a banana plant growing. I came across this scene a while ago and it always amuses me when I walk along Borgo S.S. Apostoli.
The bananas are in the delightful garden which is the entrance to the Aria Art Gallery.
Here is a sneak peek at part of their current collection.
The building which houses the gallery dates back to 1534, but the gallery took over the space in 2009 and exhibits international contemporary art.
One of the benefits of being in fabulous Florence in winter is having the city almost to yourself…Ponte Vecchio without crowds.
…Piazza Signoria almost to yourself.
…no queue at the Uffizzi Gallery.
And if your are really lucky the sun will come out as it did for me on my last visit.
Aria Art Gallery…Borgo Santi Apostoli 40, Florence
(39) 055 216150
Hours…Monday – Saturday: 10.30 – 13.30 and 15.30 – 19.30