How Florence Does Christmas

  Roses still blooming on the terrace of our apartment… 

Elegant handmade dresses for little girls

The shop above seems to have only one-of-a-kind items, destined to be heirlooms.

An exquisite Madonna and Child by Filippo Lippi, around 1560, commissioned or snapped up by the art-loving Medicis and still on display in their palace long after the’re gone.

A merry-go-round with a Christmas tree.

 Tinsel and lights…

Brunelleschi’s amazing dome, a treasured view from all over the city…

A horse and carriage passing a decorated house at the edge of the Ponte Vecchio…

And although I’m a vegetarian, I appreciate the food-loving culture. Pepperoni slices on a tree? Fine with me!

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