After taking advantage of the free museum entrance in honor of culture week by spending my afternoon in the Boboli Gardens, I got caught in the rain for a bit and had to slow down and wait for it to pass. I was forced to be still for a while, and realize that I didn’t have to go straight to the next thing on my to-do list, and in fact didn’t have much of a to-do list at all. I had all the time I wanted, it was Sunday after all! So when the rain did pass, instead of crossing the bridge back to the grocery store and home, I let myself get lost for a bit in the Oltrarno..
I was risking to get caught in the rain again but I didnt mind. I found a few restaurants, cafes, and gelaterias worth coming back to. This quiet little neighborhood in the hidden streets between Palazzo Pitti and Piazza Santo Spirito is one I could see myself settling into. In fact I would probably paint my bicycle blue and put flowers in my window.