CAN WE GET THERE FROM HERE?
DON'T EVEN ASK...!!!
I have been living in Florence for as long as I can remember. But sometimes, there are still too many layers of fiorentinità ("Florentineness") to peel away.
A lone cyclist in Viale Michelangiolo, in the hills
above the south bank of the Arno River.
I didn't find this artifact, it found me. A much rained-on sheet of A4 paper, on the sidewalk in a remote stretch of Viale Michelangiolo.
In a previous phase of usefulness, it had (presumably) been taped to a lamp post, with an arrow underneath. Directing merry locals to the tribal feast.
BETTER LIVING THROUGH PHOTOSHOP:
"Simone and Letizia present our Big Fat Florentine Wedding"
We get the idea...sort of...
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" hijacked by "Tony and Tina".
BUT THEN, we pass through the looking glass, into a whole other world...
"Il mio primo amore?" = "My first love?"
On a purple (technically "violet") background;
"Viola" being the color of the Florentine Football Team
a.k.a. "La Fiorentina" a.k.a. "La Viola"
LETIZIA LOVES (not necessarily in this order):
Simone (even on a bad hair day)
Then, we can puzzle over the Florentine Totem Pole on the left of the poster, including:
Sinisa Mihajlovic (Head Coach)
Roberto Benigni (beloved Tuscan wise-ass, cultural icon and Oscar winner.)