Now, isn’t that a postcard? We saw more in the Galleria; we saw lots at the Uffizi; but you can see good photos of art online. I do say that I enjoyed Botticelli’s “Spring” more than his “Venus,” but my photos do neither of them justice. “Spring” is intricate and charming and whimsical. It was a nice break from serious and heavy and historical and…well, you know.
I think I actually like Florence seen like this even more than up close and personal. The Ponte Vecchio was smaller than I thought and just seemed like a sequence of not-very-interesting jewelry shops. OK, we did it. We didn’t have much time in Florence; perhaps another visit will reveal more. I was realizing I liked the smaller towns more than the big cities. Bologna proved to be the exception, but I’m getting ahead of myself!