As Nan and Mauro could not drive their car to my apartment owing to restricted travel within the city center, I took a cab to Via della Colonna, 20. Mauro and my landlady Martina met me there and Martina and her friend helped get the two bags up to the top floor. It was 3 stories up – and European floors in older buildings are higher than those in the states. The apartment is near a park / piazza, named Piazza Massimo D’Azeglio, which has playgrounds, soccer field, places to picnic and covers a full city block. Also nearby is the old synagogue of Firenze and the Four Seasons Hotel. I was pretty wiped after my travels but still unpacked and got things somewhat organized, ate some snacks that Nan had bought and crashed around 10pm, only to wake at 11am Friday after 13 hours of sleep – unheard of in my world!