I'm here after 28 hours of travel and frankly happy to be staying anywhere for a while. I am especially pleased, though, to be in Florence, because I love it here.
Though I'm exhausted, I went walking for a bit just to see familiar sites, check out the changes, and pick up some water. I also shot a quick pic of the lovely Basilica Santa Croce.
The square in front of the church is usually thronged with people, but today it was, as you can see, cordoned off, I am assuming for construction.
Time to crash and infuse my body with a metric ton of sleep.