We heard morning church bells in both Florence and Siena, but in Florence they were right outside our windows.  Here’s our Florence view from the Residenza Giotto.

You can just about see the bells in the big window at the top of the campanile.  They rang at 7:00, 7:30 and 7:45, and Giorgio told Alison they were supposed to wake up the city and send them to mass.

You’d think that having these bells ring right outside your window every morning would be awful, but it was wonderful.  The bells were very gentle.  Take a listen.

Now, why isn’t my alarm clock as pleasant on a dark weekday morning??


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