Florence Christmas decorating is continuing at a rapid pace. The tree in front of the Duomo was still being trimmed today (this is taking a while for some reason), and there is a large (life size) nativity scened being constructed off the front steps of the church on the northwest corner.
The photo below shows via di Tornabuoni in front of the Ferragamo store today - there are a bunch of these set ups on the street - olive trees in a wire frame, and the people working there were about to drop that sort of sleeve over it. At the base of the tree are spot lights... we'll go back at night and see just what the effect is. I have been posting other streets lights on the tumblr blog: http://florenceblogs.tumblr.com/