Friday I took my time in getting up, seeing as I’d had so much extra time the day before. I took the bus into town to the Palazzo Pitti and its gardens, and spent the morning wandering around.
Most pictures when I get a chance to go through what I took, but in the meantime here are two pictures of the kitty I saw sunning itself in the palace gardens. It looked warm and content enough to melt into the gravel. Notice the resemblance to my own Italian kitty, Ciao!
I found a nice place to eat and had some tortellini and wine and watched the waiters try to keep up with their customers. After lunch I wandered back to the palace, but the exhibit I wanted to see cost extra on top of the already-expensive admission, so I checked out the Russian paintings exhibit and an exhibit about dresses through the ages, including some Medici clothing. (Codpieces never cease to puzzle me.) By the time I finished, the sun was kind of faded to take more pictures, so I didn’t spend too much longer in the park and instead went back to the hostel. I never got a chance to go back to Fiesole because clouds moved in and the light wasn’t all that great for taking photos the rest of the trip – by the time I left Florence on Monday, it was pouring rain.