This beautifully restored structure in Florence once held a fish market.
Just beside it, to the right, you can see the ramshackle remains of the Ciompi markets, a paradise for those looking for just the right piece of vintage or antique furnishing for their home.
Take it from me, I gave a little squee of happiness to see this porticoed place free of the scaffolding and screening that was there a year ago.
Jane, if you’re reading this, here are some family crests, just for you.
The Ciompi flea market has now been relocated to an area near the Sant’ Ambrogio markets. It just doesn’t seem the same somehow, with all of the rather sterile, uniform white tents. Oh, progress.