The night we arrived in Florence, I got out of the taxi and took a picture of Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti before I realized it was our hotel. It sat on a shadowy square dominated by man on horseback statue - the scene felt like one from the past.
A hotel key can say quite a bit.
a room with a view
We walked down this narrow street to the Duomo only a few blocks away and had a late dinner.
David ordering one of his three pesto pasta meals in a row. He likes routines.
Rick Steves' book says The Duomo is the "pajama wearing cathedral."
His favorite motorcycle.
The background is the bridge from the picture above - once populated by people, now by shops.
Handmade Italian shoes are a real thing.