Residenza Santo Spirito - Antica Dimora
Travel Blogs from Florence
... Donatello and Cosimo de' Medici the Elder. On our way out, we stopped to admire the cloister and small garden contained within the grounds of the church, complete with its orange tree full of ripe fruit.
On our way back to the apartment, we discovered another grocery store that is a bit closer to us, so we stopped to give it a try. Later, Dee performed a minor miracle in her tiny cucina della armoire by preparing a delicious rigatoni dish and salad for ...
22 March Saturday
We had booked an early entry in Galleria Academia, 8.30am, and it was good idea. We could
look at David with only 5-10 people around. Half an hour later there were 30-40. It is a spectacularly beautiful sculpture, the detail and size. We wandered around for maybe 45 minutes after looking at mediaeval religious painting mainly; very different than the
Renaissance paintings, very flat and an unattractive ...
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By far the most famous piece in the entire building is Michelangelo's "David". It is truly amazing to see it in the flesh…so to speak. The sculpture depicts King David from the Bible, complete with sling and stones as he prepares to meet (and defeat) Goliath. The size and precision of the piece is amazing, although the oversized hands and feet are a little odd. This, we were told by our guide, was done deliberately by Michelangelo to convey the idea of strength ...
... Perché?" (because) when I told the class my age. I mean, really. What kind of question is that?!
I can't wait to become fluent in this beautiful, romantic language. My housemate and I have decided that we'll know we've arrived at fluency when we walk down the street talking to each other in Italian rather than English!
I'm head over heels in love with Florence; wish you all could be here with me!