Friday, October 10, 2014

Piazzale Michaelangelo and Giardino delle Rose

old city wall of florence
Going into this trip, I had a mental list of the things I wanted to make sure we fit into our time in Florence.  The central market and the main tourist sites were on the list.  We've covered those.  Also on my list was a visit to Piazzale Michaelangelo. The views of the city are remarkable from this square perched up high outside of the old city wall.  Late one afternoon, we made the hike up.

 Although, I have been up to this location a handful of times before, I had never approached it from the direction we did this time.  Coming at it from a new way led to the discovery of a beautiful and peaceful rose garden with an almost as spectacular view of the city as the piazza itself has. We spent a little time admiring the flowers and landscaping even though the roses were past their prime.

olive tree

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