Renaissance spirit: Florence/Florencia - Italy/Italia Corina Moscovich

Firenze S. María Novella Train Station

The river divides Florence into different touristic spots.
As the Rolling Stones sing: “You can´t always get what you want”. The most popular sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, the Accademia, the Palazzo Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens, the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce and the library of San Lorenzo.

Of course, I could only visit a few of them. E.g.: It is way too cold to wake up super early in order to queue in order to see David´s Michaelangelo. Sorry David. If l would see you alive like that maybe I would be an extra effort... (Bad joke)

Weather speaking, Florence is much drier than Venice. In December it is cold every day, a bit less cold when the sun is up (about midday). It gets really cold at night. 
Florence is super “walkable”. In some hot touristic spots is difficult to find your way. And that I don't like. 
Even if you don´t feel like walking because you feel cold, when you start moving, you get your reward. 
I´ve tried to have this picture without people: it was impossible

Machos de Firenze
Papa Francisco: From Argentina to the world 

Basilica of Santa Croce

I was glad to find creativity in the less expected places.
Data records 93: hard to miss

Before this picture I took five more (it was fun to see them getting ready)
Florence's cathedral (the Duomo in Piazza Duomo) is the fourth largest in the world, after St. Peter's in Rome, St. Paul's in London and the Duomo in Milan.
Pidgins are everywhere (not as bad as in Venice), same as scooters, shops of coloured leather bags and stationary (resembling old times and contemporary stuff as well).
The Arno River flows from Mount Falterona (in the Apennines Mountains) down through Florence, Empoli, and finally Pisa, where it deposits into the sea. 

Several bridges span the Arno in Florence. From East to West, the bridges (pontes) are: P. alle Grazie, P. Vecchio (most famous one), P. a Santa Trinita, P. Carraia and P. Amerigo Vespucci. Ponte Vecchio at night becomes a light show itself. 
The less touristic side of Florence: The Oltrarno includes the area of Santo Spirito, San Niccolò and San Frediano.

Via Dell´Orto (In Spanish Orto means...)

Next destination: Lucca (by bus)