Our second day here in Florence and we needed to go to the market and get the lay of the land. We found a fairly large market within a mile and a smaller one even closer and purchased all the supplies we thought we would need to get settled. We also found where our landlady said we could get good, free water to fill our bottles with. We bought flowers to decorate the apt. and it almost feels like home. After we had some coffee in our own apartment we set out to the old town to add some more money on our phone card and just do some window shopping. While we were there we checked out a Friends of Uffizi pass (museums)so we could go in and out as we wish without standing in lines. Today there were a lot of long lines. We also set up a tour of the Palazzo Vecchio for Tuesday. So then I will post some good pictures with historical explanations at that time. So the blog should slow down a little now that we are not going through different towns at a fast pace. I included some pictures that I took as we wandered.