Cristina Rizzuto is a writer, bibliophile, traveller and caf? enthusiast. She is the author of a poetry collection, The Music Makers (Blaurock Press, 2012), and her writing has appeared in anthologies, magazines and CBC Canada Writes. She is a 2014 Artist-in-Residence at La Macina di San Cresci in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany. Find her online at www.crisrizz.com or @crisrizz.
I went to Florence to immerse myself in beauty. A few weeks ago, I leaned on the Ponte alla Carraia with a delicious treat from its namesake gelateria and looked out at the Arno. An old man on a bicycle stopped and stood beside me to do the same. We