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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
We found in the tourist web site that there is a Leonardo Da Vinci museum which houses replicas of his machines and creations... ,so after a late breakfast we made our lunch and headed off. While the exhibits were replicas it was extensive and the library of Leonardo's works was wonderful.. I wanted to buy all of them... We then walked towards Giardino Boboli hoping to have ...
... miles an hour since we got here, so it was nice to just relax my muscles and feet for a day. The roommates and i just walked downtown and got more groceries and cooked fettucine alfredo at home :).
I can't believe we've only been here for 4 days, it feels like forever already. Tomorrow we're getting up at the ********** of dawn to get some sketches in around town before class, so i'm off to bed!
... finds a street of beautiful designer stores including Ferragamo Museo and Baby Gucci.
We visited one of the many family chapels that wealthy families built, decorated and supported during the renaissance. The fresco shown below contains a street scene from the early 1500's. it was painted by Ghirlandaio for whom Michelangelo first apprenticed. Afterwards, we walked north on Via de Tornabuoni, sneaking a peek at the bell tower ...
... first view of snow capped peaks.
By the time we arrived in Florence and found our hotel, it was mid
afternoon, with the sun already dipping towards the horizon (along with
the temperature). So we settled in for the rest of the day to do some
research on where to go and what to see over the next few days.
Looks like we'll be busy. Top ...
... up as late as I want, because WE HAVE OUR OWN BEDROOMS AGAIN. It's going to be so great. (I know, it's ridiculous that I'm so excited about having my own room and control over the temperature) After checking in and getting oriented, we walked down to the grocery store to pick up some breakfast supplies - I am going to like making eggs and toast for breakfast this week! (we have been eating sub-par pastries for breakfast in Sorrento) This evening, we were able to ...