On Friday we decided to go for a walk around town. The streets were packed -- we very quickly realized it was La Befana. As we passed by Palazzo Pitti, we saw a ton of people in Renaissance costume. A few hours later (after a lunch at Buongustai, yum!) we actually got stuck in the city center because we couldn't find a way around the parade that was now taking place. So, we just hung out in Piazza della Signoria for a while and watched the parade. It was great!