Texture and layers run rampant in Florence, Italy. Simply turn your head, and years of history unfold right before your eyes. The area in and around Piazza della Signoria is a perfect example.
Having walked down this street over the past years, it was on our most recent visit that I noticed a small sign on the wall, and stopped for a look. (Note the title: “ex church”).
To my amazement, the church was consecrated in 1068. Yes, that’s right…the column and parts of the former church are almost 1000 years old. Oh, and by the way, did you notice the “new part” was added in 1560? Worthy of a pause for reflection.