We booked tickets online. I would have preferred a Verdi opera but having just done a day trip to Lucca, it will be a Puccini masterpiece. La Bohème for tonight in St. Mark’s Anglican Church across the River Arno.
One only needs to imagine this 4-act opera played out since 1897. And still packing a good crowd. Saint Mark’s offered a very private and intimate venue for this Giacomo Puccini masterpiece. Mimi was performed by a relatively young actress whose beauty distracted me from her good performance as a pitiful character meeting a tragic end. Well, beauty distracts. Or maybe I wasn’t listening very well 😭
On the way back to our hotel, it was so pleasant to walk the quiet streets of Florence minus the noisy, self sticking tourists. We literally window-shopped along the shopping district dominated by Via Tournabouni and drooled over the signature brands. Cooler evenings and crowd-free promenades. How lovely!
And so it was that we had sunny weather doing a day trip from Florence, a night at the opera and a pleasant leisurely walk along the otherwise busy streets of Florence before calling it a night. Buona Notte!