27 March 2012

Springtime in Florence, Italy

How do we know it is springtime in Florence, Italy?

The weekend of the spring equinox all the cafes and restaurants are busy re-assembling their terrazzas for dining alfresco.

Put away those heavy winter coats.  We won't be needing those again for many months to come.
The streets and piazzas are full again with tourists.

The lines at the gelaterie are out the door.

We spring forward (daylight savings time) and have plenty more sunlight and heat.
The gypsy music is once again a daily occurrence.
The zanzari (mosquitos) are born again and coming out in full force.
That is how we know it is springtime in Florence.  And this is just a preview of what summer will bring.

No comments:

Post a Comment