Twenty-four hour service

At least that’s how the old sign might be interpreted. If it says ventiquattr’ore (and that’s hard to determine, but you know me by now, I’ll decide that’s what it says), then twenty-four hours it is.


I always thought Cassa Continua meant something like continuous service. Now I’ve found out it means “night safe”.

If you’re in Florence, walking from the Ponte Vecchio in the direction of the Duomo, see if you spot this bank. Get up really close to the old sign and you’ll be able to see what the very faded words below ventiquattrore say. P1120564



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21 responses to “Twenty-four hour service

  1. 24 hour service in the widest sense

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  2. This is interesting indeed. Thank You.

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  3. Did you notice, Yvonne, on the first photo of my latest entry my daughters were drinking a spritz ? 🙂

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  4. You are going to show the secrets the more intimate of Italy!! 🙂
    Love ❤

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  5. So did it mean that the night safe was open all day for 24 hours.


  6. Thank you for your like
    As always Sheldon

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  7. You could say anything about the meaning of this sign and I would believe it!

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  8. When the sign was made that is what it meant…

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  9. sunsetdragon


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  10. Doesn’t look very busy….

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  11. I reckon it says “Bank for Toscan ventriloquists only” Yvonne. You can see how well I get by with my languages. 😀 ❤

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