Yes, there is some snow in the hills. Today we had some pretty strong flurries for an hour or so in Florence, and I delayed my ride until afterward. Emily called me from a bar where she meets a friend every Wednesday for a cafe, as today they had fresh doughnuts for the first time this year. They are made by the pastry chef for one of the city's really good restaurants, and often they are brought out warm. Emily and Maryland had them warm, but by the time I got there it was room temperature. I did have one waiting for me, and all the others were gone.
We really did have a little snow here today, and up higher, here above Cercina, some of it even stuck. There were even a few places where the roads were a little snowy and Icy. Good thing I have around 59 years of experience with lots of snow.
Monday night I attended the Big Lebowski here in Florence, in Italian. A good thing I had seen the movie, maybe 10 plus times, as my Italian definitely could not have kept up. Here is a pictures of the hosts for the "special event" talking about the movie and it's impact before the show. I understood enough to get most of what they said, in particular how the movie helped start and nourish the "slacker movement" Interesting.