No, I'll keep it secret for now.
But I will dish this much: I've seen a campanile designed by Giotto, frescos (affreschi) by Ghirlandaio and Andrea del Sarto, monastic cells with frescos by Fra Angelico, and more.
I am in the heart and soul of the Renaissance, an amazing amount of which has miraculously survived for as much as 700 years.
A shame they can't keep the tourist riff-raff out, but I suppose the Fl-- uh, the locals would include me in that category.
I don't know what's happening in the US or the world, but probably when I get back it will still be pretty much the same as when I left. Glad to be on a holiday from it.
The cable TV in the hotel room has among other attractions Al-Jazeera and a channel from Russia. The latter seems to have mostly programs about industrial development, à la the USSR. As the French say, plus ça change ...