Within blocks of where I live is this beautiful cemetery. I have seen it numerous times on the bus always reminding myself to go back and take a look around. Finally I did just that thanks to a cultural event hosted by AILO.
We were scheduled to go a month ago but it was canceled because of the cold rainy weather. I think the temperature was around 30 degrees fahrenheit. What a difference a month makes, this day it was 80. I have noticed here in Firenze that you do not ease into a season it pounces on you.
I will take you for a little stroll among these gorgeous shrines. I’m sorry I can’t tell who is buried in each one. Among the many notables that rest here are Harold Acton, British Writer. Thomas Ball, American Sculptor
This tomb is for Charles Loeser, art historian. As you walk around you see that so many people are in the arts. Firenze has always attracted creative people from all of the arts. That is one of the things that drew me here.
This is one of my favorites.
Also Eggert Stefansson, Icelandic writer and singer. Truman Seymore, American Civil War General and watercolor artist. Thedoriico Pietrocola Rossetti,Italian poet. Alice Keppel, BRITISH mistress of Edward VII.
Going to a cemetery in Europe is like going to a museum to see incredible works of art.i was so delighted to see the blooms on my favorite tree, the tulip magnolia. It makes you forget the cold rainy winter.