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... on prosciutto e melon (of course) and schiacciata con prosecution (prosciutto and cheese sandwich) with a couple beers for a hearty lunch.
Tonight we dine at Cantinetta Antinori. As mentioned before in our story, this restaurant is in the ground floor of Palazzo Antinori, home of the Antinomy wine family, and one of the best examples of Florentine architecture of the mid 1400's. Above the door is the symbol of ...
... They are very whimsical. Then we saw the one painting by Leonardo that is here. He was so clever he knew where the painting was to hang and painted it so to optimise the viewing (best from the right side-3D view). The wealth of the Medici family was ridiculous. We saw typical rooms filled not only with numerous paintings but lavish statues and decorative walls of panelled stones,etc. of course with views to the Pointe Vecchio!
Well.. First full day in Florence.. First up was a nice cup of coffee in our lovely apartment. We have a lovely room with a magnificent fresco on the ceiling. Not sure why though! We had book ticked for the Galleria del Accademi to see Michaelanglo's. David. We were not disappointed. He was truly statuesque!! Set in the middle of the museum on a plinth. He is a majestic sight. There are a number of his "trials" on display ...
... the cab drivers around here act as though they are in an I day car race so we made it with just minutes to spare. We began at the Accadamia and viewed many famous works of art, most notable the statue of David. It was quite a site being that the statue is 17 feet tall. One of my catch phrases I used quite a bit was, 'It's famous.' Sammy just loved all the little pieces of art and random buildings we visited. I on the otherhand wanted to see ...
... expected. At least we got to make chocolate truffles afterward. They were amazing. We started with dark chocolate shells and filled them with raspberry ganache, which is basically a light milk chocolate and berry cream filling. Then we coated the balls of chocolate with melted white and milk chocolate and rolled them in powdered sugar. I ate like 5 of them. So good.
Tonight after I finish this I have to study for both my Architecture History and Italian exams ...