On our way from Sorrento to Florence, one cannot help but notice the ancient Roman structures along the way. Some are still in good condition and are used for housing or business, while some are only a crumbled pile of stone, protected by law and left in place. Gypsies occupy some structures that offer shelter, including concrete war bunkers.
When arriving in Florence, one can step to an overlook that provides a panoramic view of a city that hasn’t changed much since the days of Michaelangelo and Da Vinci. It’s not possible to capture the impact of this scene in pictures.
Like everything else in Florence, our hotel is old, too, and offers a beautiful view of a Florentine square, with terra cotta roofed buildings. I expect that Florence will look much the same 500 years from now.