The MEDICI have THEIR SAY!!!
"Well, pardon US for interrupting..."
"Grazie per averci pensato / Thanks for thinking of us. But how about a MEDICI YEAR or even a MEDICI CENTURY? After all, we ruled THAT PLACE for much of recorded history!"
"And now, we're barely in the mix - fighting it out with a bunch of small-town attractions! Right between Pinocchio (please!) and a Festa Democratica (say what?) in Saint No-wheres-ville."
"Oh, yes! GO AHEAD! Bring in the Jolly Re-enactors!"
"Ma guardatevi bene / You've been warned! We're the Medici and YOU'RE NOT! We're back and we're watching every move..."
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PHOTOGRAPHS: Poster on wall; Street Scene in Florence; Calcio in Costume (historic re-enactors) © Lyle Goldberg