Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New Year in Florence: March 25, Feast of the Annunciation

March 25, 2013, may have been the last Monday in March and the first working day of Holy Week, but it was also being celebrated in Florence as the traditional start of their New Year (more of which anon).

I was there!




Obviously, it being New Year...


One has to be prepared to sacrifice one's principles so as not to offend the locals! Ahem, in the local as it were.

Later in the week we spent a day in Pisa.


Of course, the resident Calvinist was in attendance. It was after all a wee treat for her **th birthday

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