Florence Youth Hostel
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... sculpture, David, along with the four unfinished Prisoner statues as well as a Pieta that was initially attributed to him but was more likely his followers'.
Michelangelo was commissioned to create a large-scale statue when he was 26. He chose a biblical subject - the Israelite peasant boy who was the only one to stand up to the barbarians led by a giant called Goliath. Armed only with a sling, David defeats the giant. The statue is 17 feet tall and ...
... it still ended
up leaning, so they just continued to build the rest of it on the lean, however
a few years ago they tried to strengthen the tower by filling concrete in the
foundations, however it didn’t set before removing the supporting cables and
the tower moved 2.5m. Since it has been stabilized with metal and now is open
for people to climb to the top. We got some of the classic tourist photos then
headed back to the bus. We were thankful for the ...
... had started to warm up making seeing more of Florence that day more enjoyable. After we had a glass wine and food in a Trattoria, we walked along the river for awhile before the Ponte Vecchio and then more of the Florence streets before heading back to our hotel. Dinner was at a restaurant near the hotel, full of Italians and certainly away from the typical tourist destinations. It was so nice to spend the day and a half with my host parents after almost 4 ...
Well today our driver Omar picked us up again to take us to Lucca a beautiful little town about an hour from Florence which you can walk from one end to another within a couple of hours renown again for its beautiful architecture, museums and churches if you have ever been to the 'Italain Forum' at Leichhart the main square here looks like that. After spending about an hour an half here we then went to see ...
... and coffee granita also goes down well. Go figure. What is even more disturbing besides his love of coffee, is that when allowed a small taste of our cocktails/beer/wine, he licks his lips and goes yum. I think CYFS will be on to us when we return! Meanwhile Izzy, who has tried lots of new food and enjoyed it, continues to turn her nose up as any thing coffee or even the mention of alcohol.
Our apartment has been great being so close to everything ...