I took a stroll on a recent Saturday to have a better look at the actual Teatro Maggio in Florence. There were no performances this particular weekend; I just wanted to have a good look at the joint.
This building is so modern it feels almost out of place in Florence!
It seems somewhat incongruous, but Apple is alive and well in the beautiful 19th-century palazzi that surround the Piazza della Repubblica. Marble encrusted “sidewalks” lead to Apple, under the arcades. There can’t be a better placed Apple store anywhere!
Old on left, new on right:
Why does the new have to be so flashy?!