THE STORES ON THE OLD BRIDGE
The crowd people and the stores of a wide variety dazzle my eyes.
At last, a thought was appeared in my head. the cause of building stores on the bridge is the driving of benefit. Generaly the bridge is a vital communication line. In the Renaissanse period the way of traffic is carriage or on foot. So there is a good circumstance for shoping!
Festivals of Florence
FLORENCE has its antique market on the last Sunday of every month in Piazza dei Ciompi.
FESTA DELLA RIFICOLONA, 7TH & 8TH Sept
The 'Festival of the Lanterns' is one of Florence's oldest festivals, and has its origins in the most important farmers market of the year, held in the Piazza of SS Annunziata. The farmers and families would get up very early, put on their Sunday-best and walk to Florence by the light of candles held in tissue-paper lanterns on the end of poles. The sophisticated Florentines would mock the dull yokels attempt at elegance and the children would make their own brightly coloured lanterns and follow along, jeering and whistling.
Today, the night of the 7th sees the children off Florence running through the streets with their rificolone, and there are street parties, theatre and a huge market in the square
MUSHROOM TIME ( Sept )
If you see people in the woods and they're not looking furtive then they're collecting chestnuts - if they are looking furtive then they're after funghi, preferably porcini. If you know a good spot for them then you're a lucky man, and you won't be telling anyone about it until you are on your deathbed.
There are all sorts of mushrooms to collect, but the wonderfully rich and pungent porcini are the prize, and it is these that you'll see for sale by the side of the road, particularly in the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany.
Loggia del Bigallo
Situated in the bustling Piazza di San Giovanni just a stone's throw form the Duomo, location has nothing to do why this is an off-the-beaten-track attraction. It is about its smallness against its grand surroundings and for the role it used to play n 14th century Florence. The Loggia del Bigallo is a platform where "unwanted" children were abandoned. Those unlucky (or maybe lucky?) enough to be unclaimed are the brought to foster homes to stay with their new family.
Nothing special at night !
There are usually a lot of people just strolling around the duomo at night. So, u can either do the same or remain in your hotel ;-) The Piazza's like Repulica and Signoria and good for sitting and seeing the young and old going here n there. anything warm and comfortable.
When you entrence the restuarant it looks like fish and chips place. With CocaCola mashine in there. Crowded with some strange people queueing for I dont know what ( I guess they make pizza to take out and thats what everyone queue for ). If you go farther you will see a couple more rooms and the garden at the back of the restaurant. And this part of the restaurant looks much better. The interior looks so much Italian :-) They serve Italian food, the specialities are sea food and Italian pizza. Mmmm... :-)