Today was another day of fun, slightly rainy still, but so much fun!
We adventured all around Florence, eating good food and seeing amazing art, including Michelangelo's David in the Academia and Donatello's David in the city squares. Another great find was the Medici palace. It was a fantastic lens into the past, and we recognized many of the artworks inside from our art history course on 14th Century Art From Florence to Flanders. Professor Nuttall, if you are reading this, be proud; we felt so knowledgable thanks to your course! We also saw the Duomo and tons of other fantastic buildings!
Tomorrow is another awesome day, with a visit to the Plaza Michelangelo (per the recommendation of the best dad ever, Bomi Mistry) and some leather markets in Florence. Also, as always, good food and plenty of photography.
In the evening, we will head to Rome! Stay tuned!
As usual, some pictures below…
Medici Palace Courtyard
I blend in…
Fantastic artwork in the Medici Palace
Amazing Room in the Medici Palace
Yet another amazing room in the Medici Palace
Madonna Di Filippo Lippi (Master to Botticelli)
Another courtyardin the Medici Palace
Lunch stop- takeaway pasta or pizza for €5!
Lunch: Tortellini con Prosciutto
Michelangelo's David (the original in the Academia, not the copy in the square.)
River near sunset
Coffee break… (Note the subtle touch with the artistic leaf in the cream. Very nice.)
Dinner: Pizza and salad.
One thought on “Florentine Days!”
Almost 25 years ago, I promised to take your Mom to Florence… in particular, to view the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo during a full moon night… like tonight! (A promise I still intend to keep.) In the meantime, since you are there, please take a special picture (of you) for us. Dad xoxox
Also, here’s a link to a good (free) guide to Italy….http://perillotours.com/tv/?gclid=CNTyvJCEpbMCFVBgMgodCU4Aqg ….