A White Florence

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


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.


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


Children and dogs alike rejoiced in the snow;


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


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


so we took advantage of being out and about


and dodging snowballs


on this special day in Florence,

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


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


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


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