In Florence, in the shadow of the Ponte Vecchio along the River Arno and steps away from the Uffizi Gallery, a peculiar pasttime has become legend.
They are the love padlocks, and they bump side by side along chains and fences. Sweethearts inscribe their names and a special date on the lock. With a twist of the key, they are united, and when the key is tossed into the river, they are bound in love.
At least that’s what legend says . . . and you know how I love a great story.