1. Your photos are beautiful. I’m surprised that the streets seem almost quiet. I’ve never been to Florence, but I always picture it mobbed with tourists.

    1. Thanks, Julie! There were plenty of people about but certainly not crowds unless you went looking for them. The benefits of off season travel. I’m very jealous of who I share Florence with 🙂 🙂

      1. I loved the museums and the buildings. I remember seeing one door that took a man 50 years to carve. Can you imagine working on a door for 50 years. Such patience! 🙂 The art work in the scientific instruments also captivated me. 🙂

  2. sono felice che sei stata fotrtunata con il tempo a Firenze, oggi pioveve e tirava vento! le foto neanche a dirlo sono splendide, mi piace quel Dante molto pensieroso che sembra scettico sul futuro dell’Europa ( pensavo alla Brexit he he )
    un grande abbraccio

    1. Grazie mille, Annalisa! I don’t have time to visit you right now. Seriously behind with my Monday walk 😦 I just wanted to tell you I saw Ilaria in Lucca 🙂 🙂

      1. avrai visto quanto è bella! sguardarlae Firenze per tuo dire è la città più bella al mondo ( io però ci metto anche Venezia ! )Ilaria è senz’altro la più bella statua di donna al mondo! non sai quanto tempo passo ad ammirarla!

    1. No. We were starved and found a lovely little spot very near the hotel, Richard (where my first photo is taken 🙂 ). This was when we were strolling after the Duomo.

  3. I’m sure you are enjoying this magnificent city!
    Very lucky to be there right now. You make me jealous 😉
    Thanks for sharing, beautiful pics also!

  4. You have managed to share this absolutely beautiful city with us in such a delightful way. It appears that the crowds have given the city over to just you and a few others. Lovely photos indeed.

    1. Feb/March is low season, Karen, so not as crowded as usual. (I hate crowds!) And extremely good value, or I’d never have managed to get my husband there. 🙂 It was a bit of a gamble weatherwise but we were very lucky. Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying it with me.

  5. Looks like fairy magic and we welcome you to beam-transport us into this romantic setting right away, Jo. Beautiful impressions. Well done.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    The Fab Four of Cley x

  6. Music! And cake!
    What a wonderful trip to make at a time of year when cheering up and relaxing is often needed.

    It looks marvellous in your shots, Jo. I’ll get there one day, I hope.

      1. Collapsed! 🙂 James was back on a flying visit yesterday, so much washing and cooking was done. Zumba’d this morning and just going to chill this afternoon and watch a bit of tennis. Almost non stop rain since we got back but brightening up now. 🙂

  7. You did, you did! I’m so pleased you had a good time, much deserved darling. It looks great, even the street art is classic. I must say that whoever is standing outside the museo, I prefer looking at his shadow 🙂 🙂 🙂 That looks like my kind of café, I’ll have the choccy dessert and perhaps a nice little Chianti. Have a good day sweetie, I’m still in my dressing gown but eh dogs are looking at me, hoping I’ll move myself x:-)x

    1. Debonair David? Not the original, of course. We didn’t make it to the Accademia. It was next on our list but we ran out of time 🙂 🙂 You will have the best time, sweetheart, and the food is divine. I can recommend the crostone with fagioli and cavolo nero (white beans and black cabbage 🙂 )

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