We are in a place called Promontoria de Gargana, which is the little nub on the heel of Italy. Gargana is a national park, and a very beautiful peninsula. We’re in full-on hippy mode now, living in our Westfalia. More on that eventually. For now, enjoy some images from a few days ago of Florence at night.
The photos below are a mix of shots form both Laura and I.
Tourists gather in the Piazza de Michelangelo for sweeping views across the Arno into old Florence. The featured image on this post was taken there.
The night time streets of Oltrarno are a welcone relief from the crowds of Florence during the day.
The Arno River.
A gelateria shop-keeper was prepping the gelato for the following day.
The Ponte Vecchio is packed with hordes in the day-time. Different story at night.
Couples meet to kiss…
or take selfies.
“Love locks” are pretty common throughout Italy’s tourist trail. We’ve seen them on bridges, and other historical buildings. They must cut them off pretty regularly though. We haven’t seen any with dates older than 2015 written on them.
The shops along the bridge used to harbour markets, butchers and tanners, but things were eventually cleaned up and now goldsmiths ply their trades. At night, they’re all locked up using older heavy duty medieval shutters.