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But that's the end of the story. The day started nice and slowly, with no group obligation until 3 pm. We didn't even go to breakfast, even though the breakfast room is just next door. We have excellent internet connections here, so part of the morning was spent trying to get photos moving to add to the blog. We eventually got ourselves moving and …
... to us how this is how olive oil is supposed to be and that what we buy at the grocery store has no smell because they make it in a poor way that strips it of all its smell and most of its taste.
After relaxing and enjoying the wine some more, we moved on to lunch. We rode in the van to a butcher's shop, where we were greeted with more wine and a bunch of snacks. They were really tasty snacks and included a salami, which Corey ...
... of the Magi and Baptism of Christ. The Titian and Parmigianino room was inexplicably sealed off, but we were able to see Michelangelo’s Holy Family, which is so much brighter and more colorful than those of his predecessors and has a Florentine touch that differentiates it from those of the Roman painters.
As recommended, we followed our brief foray into art history with a stop at the terrace café to rest our u-feet-sies ...
... statue. It is a spectacular view down the long gallery with David at the end.
We stopped for lunch before taking a quick tour on our own to see some more of Michelangelo's statues in the Medici Chapels. Must admit one should see them first before you reach the summit of David. And when you consider Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David when he was in his early 20's and he lived to be 89 you begin to appreciate the diversity of the ...
Well guys, it was our last day in Florence today. DCD and I have walked some miles and PLENTY of steps! If I see one more step in the next day or two I'll cry!
We leave tomorrow for Paris. DCD is threatening for us to climb the Eiffel Tower. I will if he does! LOL! That will give him some thought as he doesn't really like heights! Ha!
So to catch you up on our wanderings of the last few days: