Since we were in the area we spent a day up in Florence seeing some friends and enjoying the Christmas atmosphere in the city.
The lily of Florence planted in flowers in Piazza della Signoria.
We got a tour of Palazzo Vecchio from our friend Consuelo who works there, but unfortunately we couldn't take pictures. I got this shot from the roof though.
And Consuelo took this pic of the family.
We spent a lot of time shopping.....here's mom and Consuelo looking at charms.
We all laughed at this picture of Luciano Pavarotti spraypainted on the wall, asking that he be made a saint right away.
At the end of the day it got below freezing. Thank goodness for warm clothes! Dad and I playing around "smoking".