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Travel Blogs from Florence
... A lot of other countries were cheering for the US as well ... I think we truly were the underdog most countries were rooting for!
Interesting Statue Fact: The block of marble that Michelangelo used to carve the David had twice been commissioned to other artists, and twice rejected because of the size and difficulty of that particular block. Michelangelo asked for permission to use it, and ended up creating the world's most recognizable statue.
... on the steps like other tourists and people to just watch the sun set. There was this street singer serenading us with American music but with an Italian accent. It was really nice. We drank our wine from the bottle between the three of us and it was classy! When we finished the first bottle, we got another one and just relaxed. It has been a long day and we needed to unwind. We were drunk after a while, but we were ...
... is a bit like travelling in a time machine,” said Alberto Felici, one of the team that spent five years restoring the frescoes. “You can re-live the emotions and the atmosphere that the painter experienced 600 years ago,” he said, speaking some 30 m (90 ft) above the basilica’s ground floor. "After 600 hundred years I approach the wall and still see things," said chief restorer Mariarosa Lanfranchi. "I ...
... just go back in and get it’ as though oblivious to the sacred one way airport system! We approached the door with some trepidation knowing that anywhere else, this would amount to a security breach that could see us locked up in a small room being strip-searched and probed. But we were met with no resistance or even interest, so much so, that I decided to go through with Ryan just because I could!
Sure enough, his bag was ...
Well, we finished up a great time in the Cinque Terre. We had a great time exploring all the towns and going on a beautiful hike in between them. Now we're in florence and it's a beautiful city. We went to the uffizi gallery yesterday and saw the most famous renaissance paintings, pretty impressive. We had a lot of fun going on a fiat tour in vintage fiats! Yes, I drove! Kinda scary! Well, now I'll try to get more pictures up now for ...
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