the official renaissance art tours in florence are fantastic ; but some of the city’s most charming surprises lies in the art we stumble upon, rather than the one which is thrown in our faces.
and so one saturday, walking down via del corso, i entered a shop with soaps and bath products. which was connected to a kitchen store. (which was connected to (what some claim to be) a delicious aperitivo bar.) which was connected to a back-room wooden toy shop. and there, i lifted my head, and saw this on the cieling:
what a wonderful city.