In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.
Virgil Thomson (1896 – 1989)
It is true, isn’t it?
Florence is a city that is full of such beauty and poise, that one can’t help but come away with a better appreciation for the finer points in life.
Be it on a grand scale, in the form of great works of art
…. to the ones on a lesser scale, in the ordinary streets and lives
….. one is bound to be met with that special something, that which probably was what caused Henry James to come up with the following observation.
Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine.