Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar ~ October 12, 2015

  • October 12, 2015
  • Day 35
  • Firenze
  • 70-78 degrees

Departure brings a rush of emotions. Leaving the familiar. Encountering a long planned destination with all its unfamiliarities. Our trio of friends wish each a bon voyage at the train station for our own destination.

  • 1st Florence Train Station
  • 2nd Snav Ferry, Ancona, Italy


Sunday Stroll ~ October 11, 2015

  • October 11, 2015
  • Day 34
  • Firenze
  • 60-75 degrees

A Sunday stroll across the Arno River was free from the usual tourist trappings. I simply went where my feet lead me. I discovered a cafe with a charming outdoor garden complete with a grassy amphitheater for small productions and a dog park by the Rome Gate.

  • 1st, 2nd Chalet Antana, Bosle Galileo 7, 50125 Firenze
  • 3rd, 4th Regolamento Del Giardino, Florence


  

Santa Croce ~ October 10, 2015

  • October 10, 2015
  • Day 33
  • Firenze
  • 70-78 degrees drizzled all day

The Basilica di Santa Croce is one of the principal churches of Florence. The austere interior, stupendous in size, creates a calming effect. The wooden ceiling with elegant simplicity seems to magnify the height of the church.  It contains the tombs of Michalangelo, Dante, Galileo, Nd Machiavelli.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Basilica of Santa Croce


  

Armo Flood ~ October 10, 2015

  • October 10, 2015
  • Day 33
  • Firenze
  • 70-78 degrees drizzled all day

Arno River flood of November 4, 1966 broke records: 101 people died, 5,000 people left homeless, 6,000 stores forced out of business, 14,000 movable pieces of artwork and 3 to 4 million books/manuscripts damaged.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Basilica of Santa Croce
  • 4th ABOVE THE WOMAN’S HEAD AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE PIPE IS A SMALL WHITE RECTANGLE SIGN MARKING FLOOD LINE