People keep asking what I’ve seen of Florence since we moved here two weeks ago. The truth is that I’m still in lockdown mode, so if I see people without masks, I don’t go there. So far I haven’t done much in Florence except go from one Italian bureaucracy to another.
But along the way I saw:
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the symbol of Florence known as the Duomo, construction started 1256. Seats 30,000, none of them me. (my history fix).
Apple Store in Piazza della Repubblica (my techie fix)
Gelato! (cantaloupe and lemon, my sweet tooth fix)
The Everybody-Should-Like-Everybody offices of the minder who trotted us around to get the Leave to Remain stamps (my ‘who needs recreational drugs?’ fix)
The roller-skating waitress with the interesting facemask at the American Diner (my ‘who needs the States?’ fix)
Typical local boulevard, which occasionally scrapes the car on one…