Thus far on our trip the weather had been wonderfully accommodating - even if Rome could have been ten degrees cooler. On our last day in Florence though this would change.
Under foreboding skies we crossed the Ponte Vecchio to Pitti Palace and the Bobali Gardens. We were scheduled on an early afternoon train from Florence to Venice and were hoping to spend a couple hours anyway at these gardens which were part of Pitti Palance, the home of the Medici family which ruled Florence for so many years.
Once we bought our tickets, the skies opened and the rain came down. We waited hopefully in the courtyard watching the water stream from the rooftops.