David visited Florence for a conference in May - here, with a view of the Duomo from the tower at Palazzo Vecchio.
From New Years 2015-16
Statue of Justice next to Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci.
Tea room at Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci.
View from the terrace at Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci.
Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci - beautiful, elegant, comfortable, and centrally located.
Trattoria da Tito, Florence. Serving the potent after-dinner Grappa from a large bottle with a tap!
Trattoria da Tito, Florence. Great food, casual atmosphere, irreverent/fun staff.
A delicious lunch from one of the Shops in Mercato Centrale - Florence
Truffles and other local delicacies in Mercato Centrale - Florence
A seafood vendor in Mercato Centrale - Florence
Wonderful pizza in Florence.
Grom, reputed to be one of the best Gelato shops in Florence.
Sampling the wonderful gelato in Florence
Venchi - a popular gelato shop in Florence
Trattoria Nella - Florence
La Proscuitteria, source for a wonderful lunch. - Florence.
The narrow Costa di San Giorgio climbs the Forte on the south side of the Arno - Florence.
A particularly decorative lantern on Via de Tornabuoni.
A particularly decorative lantern-holder on Via de Tornabuoni.
Iron ornamentals on many Florence buildings seem have served as lantern-holders and hitching posts.
An art student sketching "Il Pescatorello (small fishboy)" at Bargello museum - Florence.
Sidewalk artist - Florence
A narrow lane in Florence.
Returning from an early morning row near Ponte Vecchio - Florence
A little boy dances to musicians on the street outside the Duomo - Florence.
A street performer interacts with the crowd in Florence.
News vendor, Florence.
A flower vendor on a narrow lane in Florence.
Gold and jewelry shops adorn the Ponte Vecchio - Florence
Memorial to Galileo - one of many scientists - inside Santa Croce cathedral.
Statue of Dante outside Santa Croce cathedral.
Santa Croce cathedral.
Franciscan bible - dated 1265-1270 - Galleria dell'Accademia - Florence.
Michelangelo's "David" - Galleria dell'Accademia - Florence.
Statues of Galileo and Micheli in the courtyard of the Uffizi - Florence.
Statues of Piazza della Signoria - Florence
Entrance to Palazzo Vecchio, with replica of Michelangelo's David on the left - Florence.
A lion guards the Piazza della Signoria - Florence
Just one panel of the beautiful brass door on Battistero, Piazza di Duomo - Florence