How do you feel about steps?
Climbing the ‘Poggi Ramps’
And a few distractions!
Worth a bit of a climb?
You could set up an easel
And paint this magnificense
He poses very nicely
In fine surroundings
Such a noble profile!
And how lucky to have this view!
Of course, it does rather depend what you’re climbing to see? The views of Florence are magnificent, but I have good news for you. The number 13 bus will take you up to Piazzale Michelangelo. So, no need to worry for your September visit, Gilly. I think you’ll love it!
Should you be really ambitious (or foolhardy!) there are more steps on offer, to take you up to San Miniato al Monte.
The steps to San Miniato al Monte
And this beautiful facade.
Don’t forget to look up!
He looks like Mafia but I think he was a good guy!
I had hoped to time my arrival for evensong and the attendant Gregorian chant, but my plans were a little awry that day. The beautiful and unexpected cemetery was some compensation, and the church had a wonderful aura.
The way back down was more gentle, through lush greenery, and lead me past the tower of Porta San Niccolo, originally part of the city walls.
Those doors look intriguing, don’t you think?
I apologise if you’re bored with my current obsession with Firenze, but I’m afraid there’s much more to come. I haven’t even touched on the Uffizi or Palazzo Vecchio yet. Can you guess where our Monday walk takes us?
Have a great weekend, won’t you, and hopefully join Cate with your six words?