Now we're in Florence, waiting for our check after a
sumptuous meal accompanied by a guitar-playing young man across the piazza. (I sang along with the Beatles and David Bowie songs.) Today we climbed 463 steps to the top of the Duomo and saw all of Florence spread out before us like a map. It was gorgeous! I also got to see the statue of David for real (sigh, sigh). There are also some unfinished pieces of Michelangelo's I never even knew about —
very exciting to see them in person, coming out of the marble.
On the way back to the hotel now we pass a group of
Andes musicians playing in the moonlight in front
of the Duomo, and people dancing along.