This was a good day to walk along the Arno towards a fragment of the former defence wall, in the vicinity of the Chiesa San Frediano. The added bonus was the presence of a small market tucked against this ancient wall.
One of the stalls offered fresh flowers and potted plants for the garden. I’d never seen this variety of lemon before, it’s called “The Hand of Buddha.”
It looks quite finger like as the fruit ripens, and the segments separate.
The gate itself, Porta San Frediano, is immense. Those doors are not by any means frivolous.
At the end of the wall nearest to the river, there is a watch tower, and an old faded tabernacle set into the base of the tower.
On my way home, I noticed there was an Israelite cemetery in the vicinity. Sadly, the gates were locked, so that opportunity for another adventure was lost to me, at least for this day.