I could imagine a large party here would be fabulous on a September evening - the cool breeze, people walking thru the gardens enjoying live music and delicious food and wine. That building is the Palazzo Pitti.
The view as we approached the top of the hill was spectacular.
I believe this is the top of the Duomo.
David resting as we reach the top of the hillside garden.
As we ventured back down on the other side of the garden, there was a large sculpture of a face - I really don't know much about it, whether it is old or contemporary, but it was a good spot to see if I really do have an Italian profile. Pretty close, I think!
It was also a good spot to stop and do a little sketch - see! I told you I did some drawing in Italy!
A view from the other side (plus I really liked that lady's colorful dress!)
Another gorgeous spot in the garden - it looks like an outdoor amphitheater. (This is only half...this shape was mirrored on the other side)
The grotto at the end of the garden.
A pleasant little surprise...a small water fountain with two tiny heads! It was only about the size of a small soup bowl. (No, I didn't drink the water)