An independent gathering

Florence’s Piazza dell’Indipendenza is a hot spot for gatherings, large groups of people can be found here from Fridays through to Sunday. Having long lunches that proceed well¬†into the evening. Drinking wine from plastic cups and food served from plastic containers. It is quite the family affair.

The gathering that catches my eye everyday however is a different sort of gathering, it is the statue in the middle of the piazza, not the main part of the statue –¬†Ubaldino Peruzzi, the first mayor of Florence – but more-so the impressive plaque on the base.