View from atop the Duomo di Firenze.
Torre del Mangia seen from the internal court of Palazzo Pubblico.
While walking around in the Contrada della Torre, we spotted the smoke of a giant barbecue...
As I thought, both Palio races got canceled this year due to Covid:
But this doesn't prevent the contradaioli from celebrating in big street banquets... still better than indoors, right?
Zoom on the river to get a closer look at the Ponte Vecchio, with its big load of goldsmith shops and the Corridoio Vasariano on top:
(sorry for the low-res photo, it was taken with a phone!)
@codewiz Or should consider that Manhattan is the modern San Gimignano 🙂
Have fun;. Toscana is a really beautifull region, I hope For you you have enough time to see Siena, Lucca, Pisa, certado alto, or stop in small village and have a glass of wine in a "café".
@globalc This reminded me that I must re-watch this excellent movie in English.
Of course it works quite well in Italian too, but dubs are rarely as good as the original script...
Years ago I've made a trip Genoa-Lucca-Siena-Firenze-Roma. Sienna was my favorite. Especially there was virtually no traffic in the center and the heritage is incredible.
I like it so much that I've been there and back from Firenze the next day because I forgot my camera charger at the hotel 😅
By the way, how difficult is it in Italy to find vegetarian/vegan food?
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