Too Many Tourists

What isn’t the least bit surprising is that little Florence attracts far too many tourists.  She has always has been a magnet for those seeking beauty.  What is surprising is that they no longer leave when summer turns to autumn.  In fact, they don’t even go home when autumn turns to winter and the weighty …

Coconut

Freakishly, I had my first fresh coconut in Florence.  This is rather surprising in an austere city of stone where the sun can disappear all winter long, and it is very hard to even track down a proper palm tree unless you make your way to the synagogue and peer through the garden’s gate for …