A White Florence

Today, on the first day of spring, Florence got its snow.

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Tuscany is not a region of Italy where snow falls very often, so the flurry of white flakes has brought a bit of uncertainty and a lot of joy to all of us.

Without much means for cleaning up after the snow, roads and sidewalks were slippery, and subsequently, schools and some public offices were closed.

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Walking through the city, it felt like a Saturday, with families and couples enjoying the day together.

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Children and dogs alike rejoiced in the snow;

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and parents offered their creative solutions for making the most of their children’s fun in the snow.

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Today was a long workday for me and my work partner,

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so we took advantage of being out and about

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and dodging snowballs

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on this special day in Florence,

that gave us a new perspective on the sites we’ve become so accustomed to.

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The winter wonderland was fleeting, nearly all but disappeared before the sun went down.

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But the memories, and lots of photos, will last forever…

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