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... is a very enjoyable place with fewer people and an impressive collection of works including Michelangelo, Donatello, Vercocchio, and others. This museum doesn’t get as much notice as the Accademia and the Uffizi, since the collection is smaller but well worth the visit. After the Bargello we wander the surrounding area, always seeming to find an interesting small Piazza as we hunt for the Cantinetta Verrazano where we will have lunch. It is a small ...
... piazza, stopping to listen to a young vocalist with her accordion accompanist. It sounded so very perfect for a piazza in Italy! All around us were street vendors hawking their LED toys, which we thought were awfully fun and pretty despite being something we were not interested in purchasing. It was hard not to enjoy them too much, because any smile brought on the salesmen!
Walking home under the streetlights, with lots of merry ...
... no longer with us, we had to take on schooling responsibilities and I will put up my hand to say that I am a terrible teacher.
We arrived in the early afternoon and managed to get on a bike tour and we were the only people on it so basically got a private tour of the city. That was a very good start to suss out what is what and to get a background on the history of the place, the Medici family, the renaissance etc. Our cosy (read small) apartment was on the southern side ...
Gill we walked through the leather market area and could smell the leather from all the handbags, jackets, belts etc. No sandals that I could see. Scarves are hanging on every other stall and our first, and only so far, purchase was a pink scarf for Paige! We also looked over the aprons with David on them and decided we could definitely give them a miss!
In the Central Market we happened on ...
... including Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Giotto, Lippi, Raphael and more!
The hallways are full of marble busts and life size sculptures, and the ceilings of the hallways are exquisite murals, many of them around certain themes such as politicians, mathematicians, philosophers etc. At the end of one hallway there is a huge circular mural of birds in the most delicate greens and blues.