Orti Di Cimabue
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... br> My Firenze card served me well and I only waited about 10 minutes at a special entrance for card holders. I lined up my Rick Steves audio guide and went up to the top floor, where most of the paintings in the collection are displayed on a U-shaped floor in chronological order. The museum is undergoing a years-long renovation and some of the pieces in the guide had been moved (and one was out for restoration) but I followed the guidebook's tips to ask a gallery ...
... and his son Lorenzo the Magnificent. The private apartments show the lavish taste of fabulously wealthy rulers of the time, including silk wall coverings, frescoed ceilings and gilt carvings showcasing the architectural details. Most of the furniture is now gone, but many paintings decorate the walls and visitors can get some idea of life at the time. On part of the tour you can go under the building and see how the Etruscans were built over by the Romans, then after ...
... purpose of providing safety to the town - truly impressive.)
The first piazza we encountered held an ancient church (San Frediano – 1100s) – see Frank’s picture. The site of the amphitheater was close by – the foundation and tunnel entrances are all that remain, but on top has been built apartments and shops - and also restaurants – a wonderful respite from the crowds.
We continued through the ...
... time. So we went out, up, and back in under an hour. A hike that, from our apartment, should at least take an hour and a half. I nearly fainted and coughed up a lung (DEFINITELY still sick), but I power-walked and jogged like a beast, and I totally wasn't prepared for it. It was borderline not that enjoyable, but still sooo beautiful to see the city at night. But I mean, it's beautiful to see that city at any time. Can you tell I'm in love?
... b) it was really good c)all the Italian restaurants were tourist traps that sold food at 500% the actual price. The next day it took the entire day to get back to Viterbo, finalizing my malice for Italian transportation throughout this semester. Florence was definitely not my favorite city I have visited, but getting to travel around with my closest friends was a very great experience.