Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 158 – Strolling downtown of Florence and museum hospitals


Sometimes even hospitals can be museums. I went to visit a friend in the hospital today and while the one I was in some months ago looked really futuristic and clean, this one looked like a real live museum.

2014-10-16 15.58.50While I was searching for the surgical floor, I stopped numerous times to take pictures and at some point I realized I was behaving like a tourist. But how can you not when the building itself is a work of art. Doing a little research I found out that Da Vinci too was admitted and treated in that hospital and I have to say that the hospital’s bar has a really nice terrace. I know, I am a freak, people are dying and suffering there and I care about there coffee place, their sculptures and works of art, but what can I say, Florence does that to you in so many ways. Oh, yes and my friend had a view to the Duomo from his window!

So, although it wasn’t a happy occasion nor a desirable one, today I strolled downtown of Florence, slowly taking each step to reach my destination, looking around me and admiring the city that is my host. And to end the day in a proper way, I also stopped to say hi to another good friend, at her jewelry studio, so maybe I can say that today was visiting day. Good night Florence! Thank you for the enjoyable walk! Alla prossima!


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Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.

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By Ela Vasilescu
Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu