When I was in Provence last May it was sunny and bright. In addition to the sun there were many examples of the color yellow that I noticed. Here are some of my souvenir pictures from Provence.
A visit to Florence should include shopping, from window shopping on the Ponte Vecchio to actual buying at places like the San Lorenzo market. A good place to begin is with the Ponte Vecchio itself, which is impressive from either side of the Arno.