Yikes---I am looking through pictures realizing we have seen so much of Florence... and documented too little.
These pictures are actually from a day we recently spent in Fiesole---the famous Etruscan hill town that preceded and now overlooks---Florence (8 kilometers north via bus).
In Fiesole, there are famous ruins of a roman amphitheater, including pools and ovens and baths. The best part of seeing the amphitheater was walking down the steps and standing exactly center stage, then projecting one's voice. The acoustics were astonishing. You would speak, no utter, some words and they would reverberate back to you. It was just... cool. Caleb thought it sounded like you were talking into a balloon, how it echos and vibrates and increases in sound all at once. It almost made you want to belt out and sing; actually it made me think of my brother and sister-in-law who frequent the stage. And the history, and importance, of theater through the ages.
We also simply walked around the little city, through a little market in the piazza (where I bought lampone [raspberry] preserves, and 3 little jars of honey---named after the specific flowers the bees suckled in order to make the honey: sunflower, pomegranate, acacia), and to well-appointed spots to look back and down over the city of Florence.