When we need a break from the intensity of famous art and the push of the crowds we head to the open terrace on the roof. The rain has let up for a time and we can see the Duomo through he stone railing. A little bird hops over to us looking for crumbs. The clouds are heavy with moisture and we can feel the sky above us. The Palazzo Vecchio is so close it feels like we could reach out and touch its toothy parapets.