The Christmas lights on Via Tornabuoni, Florence

Via Tornabuoni is the Tony street at the center of Florence that goes from Piazza Antinori to the Ponte Santa Trinita. This street is loaded with the major fashion and jewelry boutiques.

Perhaps it is not surprising that this little stretch of roadway would be the first decked out in holiday splendor.  I took these photos on the afternoon of 17 November, and, as you can see, Christmas has seemingly already arrived!

It is interesting to note that none of the other pedestrian thoroughfares in the city have their familiar white lights up yet.  Fashion comes first!








The giant red Christmas bulb sitting on the street is a new addition to the street this year.









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