Thursday 2 October 2008

A week in Florence: Day 1 - Ponte Vecchio

Never postmarked because I enclosed it in an envelope of several I sent to my father. Nevertheless I can date fairly accurately.  I have been to Florence only once - it was after the Uffizi bombing in May 1993, and it was during the school holidays in August of that year.

Ponte Vecchio
Old Bridge

The Ponte Vecchio is lined with shops, once upon a time these were butchers but now they are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.

I consider Florence to be almost as romantic a city as Venice. The apartment I rented, for what seemed like a very short week, was very close to the Ponte Vecchio.Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


  1. Florence as romantic as Venice? Not for me. Not yet at least.

  2. I promise you Max, it can be. You should try it :)

  3. I've been twice. The first time, I completely didn't get it -- didn't like it, didn't see what all the hubbub was about. Who knows why. But a few months ago I went again with my teenage son, and loved it! I guess timing really is everything.


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