We stayed in the countryside in a little county about an hour's bus ride from the center of Florence. This is the view from the bus. Isn't it gorgeous?!
Here are the beauteous things I bought at the leather market! The beads on the left are Venetian glass (or an imitation, but either way, still beautiful!) You can just see the sparkliness of the beads in the picture, I couldn't quite capture the whole beautiful effect. These are meant as presents...I hope I will be strong enough to part with them.
Here is the bell tower next door to the Duomo!
Here is my stripy skirt, my gelato, and my derp face (The skirt was €7 at the big flea market here in Brussels! It's really a marvelous skirt... I'll get more pictures of it later!)
Parts 2-4 to come soon! =]