This is the street right outside the charming inn where we’ve been staying in Florence. At first I was unsure as to whether it was wise to stay this close to the Duomo. Wouldn’t it be noisy with the constant throng of crowds milling about? The innkeeper assured me that it would be totally quiet except for the sound of church bells. I was okay with that and am happy to report that this was a great choice. Once in our very spacious room we never heard any street noise. Oh-there goes the bells right now. How will I be able to stand going home?