Moments, Florence

Self is still looking for pictures to accord with the Daily Post Photo Challenge this week, RARE.

Back in November 2015, she got a surprise invitation from her niece Irene to go on a trip to Florence.

But of course! Self has decided that she will never say NO when it comes to travel. And she’d never been to Florence.  All the pictures below are from that trip.

First, a picture taken in the Piazza Signoria. Self had spent the day at the Palazzo Vecchio, her niece had gone to the Uffizi. We met up at the square to have dinner. Self took the picture from one of the sidewalk cafés:

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Piazza Signoria, Florence’s Iconic Square: November 2015

On our first morning in Florence, self and Irene were wending our way from our hotel to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore when we passed a library. And though the library was not in any of our guidebooks, self never passed a library she didn’t wish to explore.

So here’s what was inside:

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Self’s ever-curious soul led her to this library, on a street close to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

It turned out to be a library made up entirely of opera librettos. And self thought that was the most fabulous thing.

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The most rare and fabulous thing.

Stay tuned.

6 Comments

  1. amoralegria said,

    August 21, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Wow, cool!

  2. Irene said,

    August 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I have been there and totally missed the library. Sadness! I will definitely look for the library if given a chance to go back. 😉

    • August 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      It was on a street leading from our hotel, the Hotel Rapallo, to the Santa Maria del Fiore. Definitely, if you love opera, you must visit this library. I just googled and it looks like there’s a Museum of Opera near the Duomo, so that’s why the Library is there!

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