Wednesday, we decided to take a "leisurely" stroll (some of it seemingly almost vertical) up to the Michaelangelo plaza overlooking Florence. Following the unification of Italy, there had been plans to make this site a museum to Michaelangelo. However most of the statues expected for this project never arrived, so the museum idea died. It is still a spectacular view of the city from here. As can be seen in the second picture, even some of the old wall that had surrounded the city is clearly visible. We met and talked to some interesting folks while there: a young couple from Manila, an older couple from Ottawa, and an American film company from PBS.