Florence, awake all the night from 6 pm to 6 am with open studios, museums, music, street performers and a swarm of 100,000 people, for 'Una Notte Bianca' White Night. Frescobaldi offered wine in the open antique shops and breakfast was offered in the Palazzo Vecchio at 5 am. It was one long aperitivo and Florence itself was a circus tent.
Here are a few glimpses into 'the sun shines also at night'.....A treat from the mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi.
A homeless Elvis ('senza tetto'-without a roof), a well-known street performer, gives Florence his love.
The doorman of an antique art gallery poses for his photo.
A clever Marionette mesmerizes the crowd with his fluid movements and calm demeanor.
Inside a bookstore/bar/café, a magician opens his box of tricks.