We crossed the Arno over the Ponte Vecchio bridge again the next day and walked up lanes of a residential district. Streets dead-ended into steps. Other roads came down at acute angles. Skooters were always going by and the sidewalks to move out-of-the-way were not more than a glorified curb.
We are on our way to the Boboli gardens not knowing what to expect. The first glimpses to the sunken maze garden beyond the palace are incredibly intricate -roses in full bloom. A magnificent view of the Duomo holds the landscape from our vantage, just a hill above downtown Florence. The gardens are large! Open swaths of a graded landscape, clear through the center and leading dramatically up to a lovely sculpture surrounded by a pool compete for our attention.