Just a short ride from Florence is the charming town of Ravenna. It is famous for the stunning 5th and 6th century early Christian mosaics built first by the Romans, followed by the Ostrogoths, and then the Byzantines.
A few years ago when I first went to Ravenna, I purchased a mosiac piece for my apartment. This time, I bought a box to match! These don’t compare to the mosiacs in San Vitale, but a nice reminder of the trips.
The weather in Florence is perfect these days. Four shopping tours next week under sunny skies with a cool breeze.