Wednesday, February 16
Our bags have returned to us from their own mini-holiday! There were moments when I seriously doubted we would ever see them again. Now, we have clean socks...and other important things.
Today, it is raining. Today, we collect our rental car. Today, we drive to Lucca...in the rain, and turn around and return to Firenze. We take the wrong exit and get quite lost, which is really kinda cool because it gives us a chance to see parts of Firenze we would normally not see, and, it gives us a chance to get the feel of our new, if temporary, home.
We are staying in the Hotel Santa Maria Novella with a room that overlooks the Piazza Santa Maria Novella; I set up my tripod and get a time exposure of the piazza and the Grand Hotel Minerva. The benches in the piazza are pretty cool; a number of them have lights that shine from under the edges.
Piazza Santa Maria Novella