As promised, here are a few photos from last night. Not the easiest to take at night but they give you an idea of the crowds and the atmosphere. The streets were absolutely packed and judging by the rubbish lining the streets this morning, it looked like the whole of Tuscany came into Florence to take advantage of the big party.
Theatre performers on the Ponte Vecchio
Concert in Piazza Poggi – at the end of our street!
So yes the music did carry on until the very early hours! The nightclub next door was still pumping the music at 7.30am when Matteo and I decided to get up and go out for a walk. I gave the sleazy looking crowd milling around the door a foul look as I passed but didn’t quite have the courage to tell them what I really thought of them and their all night chaos!
I’m so pleased I did decide to get up and go out as it seems I enjoyed one of the few moments of sunshine today. It has rained constantly since and we even had to cancel a little excursion into the center for lunch due to the rain.
The photos below are from our walk this morning. It was so nice to walk around the empty streets, silent but for the many street cleaners sweeping up the thousands of bottles and rubbish everywhere.