“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus
I arrived in Florence about noon and took a leisurely stroll towards the hostel. A stand at a local market provided a great stop for some delicious cheese, and so I stopped for a while to do some people watching.
After checking in, I mapped out my route and bought a ticket for a local operatic production. I made my way up to Piazzale Michelangelo for an amazing view of the city. Then I wandered along the river and then had a very good meal at Mama Gina’s, which was highly recommended by a friend.
From there, I went and experienced my first opera. It was a small, but wonderful production of “La Boheme” in an old church. I had a wonderful time and want to see more opera at some point.
Then I made my way to the river for a few nighttime photos along the river. Below are my photos from my first day in Florence.