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The train from Rome to Florence took only 3 hours. The luxury of travelling in Europe, no where is too far. Once checked into my hostel, I went to see Michelangelo's statue 'David'. Florence has 3 David statues, 2 being copies and there being the real one. Over the few days in Florence I saw all 3, but the real one is now in a museum, where you …
In Levanto I had shared a room with two American girls, one studying in Florence. She had been kind enough to leave some must do tips for Florence. On this list was an evening visit to Piazza Michelangelo. This square overlooks the city and provides breath taking views.
So once I had checked into the hostel I headed out to see the sights …
Well don't go looking for Florence at the train station...it's Firenze. Why do we change names of places in English?
Florence is overrun with tourists, even now big groups are herded through the streets like sheep following a sign or an umbrella. Art is big business here. The big church (Duomo) is very impressive on the outside....on the …
It was not quite love at first sight in Florence, as we had to wait most of the day in the train station in Venice before we could get a train into Florence due to a strike (we were told by the booking agent there are strikes every other week… There was one the day we arrived in Paris as well and one later in Rome.) It was a long sweaty trek …
... is a common occurrence at most very old and highly carved buildings: the sculpture is continually weathered for hundreds of years, so different workshops in the city are charged with exactly copying the originals and replacing the originals with the copies. The originals are then moved inside or to a museum space where people can admire the work of the old masters without the sculpture deteriorating further.) Some of the statues were in bronze, and others in ...
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