by Melinda Gallo

Fiera della ceramica

I met one of my friends for a coffee this morning. Because we were close to Piazza Santa Croce, we ran through the mercato (market) that was being held there. After we perused the bancarelle (stands), we decided to go to Piazza Santissima Annunziata to visit the Fiera della ceramica. I have always loved ceramiche (pottery), and anytime the fiera (fair) is in the piazza I go to it without any hesitation.

Living in Florence :: Fiera della ceramica

The sun was shining, but the wind was cool. I wasn't dressed warmly enough, so I kept leading my friend out of the shade so that we could walk in the sun.

We arrived in Piazza Santissima Annunziata and saw that it was filled with bancarelle displaying colorful and unique pieces of ceramiche. Surprisingly, we saw quite a few bancarelle selling Raku.

I usually buy at least one piece of ceramiche when I go, but today I didn't find anything that I liked enough. Nonetheless, I had a great time walking around and enjoying the day with my friend.

I love going to the mercati held in Florence's piazze (piazzas) because they bring so much joy and cheer to the city. It's nice to see people enjoy the day and experience the piazza in a different way.

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