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Santa Maria Novella

Doug stopped while taking a small private group through Florence to snap this quick video of the piazza in front of the Dominican beauty that is Santa Maria Novella. One of the best parts of seeing Italy’s wonders in person: how the old is preserved but blended seamlessly with the new. There are no aluminum siding building, no tacky billboards, just people going about their daily business next to the 600 year old facade and keeping the modern and the classic in harmony without missing a beat.

Florentine Market

Florentine Market

Doug leading a tour around a street market in Firenze. I think Tony Bourdain nailed it: more Americans would eat vegetables if our produce was more commonly of the quality you can get from street vendors in Italy.

Respect for doing things the old way is a good thing sometimes. Especially when it comes to what you eat.