It’s the spring of 2030, 08:00 on a sunny Wednesday morning, and you’ve stopped by an elegant café on a pedestrianised section of the lungarno near the Ponte alle Grazie. Along the bike lane to one side, a couple of electronic scooters drift past as you check your messages using the free city-wide wi-fi. Afterwards, you wander through the narrow streets towards Santa Croce. Lots of pedestrians, bikes and a few electric service vehicles glide quietly by, zero emissions. You stop in a bottega, where the thirty-something owner has taken on three apprentices to help supply the growing international demand for their Made in Florence craftwork. You pick out a beautiful little something for yourself (or someone special). In the piazza you sit down for a moment on a comfortable bench in the shade of the trees clustered near the fountain, gazing towards the basilica. There is a small group of tourists entering the cloister gates for their timed visits, no queues. Others are sitting in the cafés that line the piazza, enjoying leisurely refreshments. The sun glints off the elegantly designed solar panels woven into the ancient rooftops. You chat to the couple sitting on the next bench. They’re from Idaho and are staying in an AirBnB over by San Lorenzo for three weeks, a week longer than the legal minimum ABB stay. They talk about how they’re doing only one church or museum visit a day, and have arranged to go out on visits to Panzano and San Miniato to see something of the countryside too. The rest of the time they enjoy slow meals, visit a few shops and find a quiet spot to sit and watch, just as they are doing now. Last night, they met a bunch of interesting locals at a contemporary arts event at SOTTO al British, a cool venue in the Oltrarno.