Our family in Florence chose our first stop - the indoor market.
Many bicycles both inside and around. And hardly any mopeds this time!
We note that Florentines love an enclosed chain case (to protect those spiffy trouser cuffs?).
We liked the big cargo bikes inside and the fishmongers unlocked bike.
Most bikes had some way of carrying groceries or work bags or children.
|Not as many heavy duty locks as you'd think,|
and not always locked to something immobile.
Who would have thought?
|mom and kid on his own bike traveling up the Arno|
We were very surprised by the number of families riding with their children and new bike lanes we found in Florence compared to our last visit eight years ago. Lots of double kid carrying bikes were parked everywhere, in the city center and in the outer city near the old city walls across the Arno. Outside the city center in the part of town where we were visiting our family we found functional separated bike infrastructure and people using it (even if we didn't get pictures of them).
|Pee Wee Herman's bike?|
|Nearly all step through frames.|
|hilly to ride here but bikes everywhere|
|al the racks in residential parts of town were full|
€1 for the most delicious morning pastry (rice and pastry cream filling)
and €1 for a cappuccino or latte macchiato to go with it!