It was a bit strange to say ciao to the group today while I stayed behind. The bus left at 7:15 this morning, and I left soon after for Florence. Checked in, then hit the streets. This is a busy and crowded city, not quite what I expected! I wandered around, crossed the Ponte Vecchio and made my way to the Duomo, which stopped me in my tracks. It is a powerful presence because of the size and the amount of detail. There is an unmistakable sense of the number of hours invested in its construction.
And of course there are dozens of shops lining every street. Especially leather goods.
Tomorrow the galleria dell’ Accademia.
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