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... was closed off so that we couldn’t actually walk around in there.
Next we headed to Piazza San Lorenzo as I wanted to see a library designed by Michelangelo. Unfortunately that shut at 1pm so we made do with seeing the crypt where Cosimo the Elder, the first Medici ruler, was buried and Donatello the sculpture’s burial place. We also got to look at the interior of San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici. This was quite a ...
... We packed up and roamed the streets for a few hours, and by the time we got back the power was back on. We commented to each other how we seem to be a bit unlucky in terms of utilities. We had a water emergency back in London, and then an electrical one here in Florence. Hopefully that's it for us, but you never know. Tomorrow we are going on a guided walking tour of the city, so I should have tons of fascinating but ultimately useless facts to relay in my next post. Oh ...
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Friday, December 5, 2014
A quick video of our trip to Florence is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGoUuKL AvXo&list=UUdOpdcV06POgifi9PC-ct7g< br>
We only planned ...
... get together. I’m SO TIRED….but…when am I going to get the chance again? SO…..we’re off to Norma’s house for dinner!!
OK…Norma literally had 20 minutes to prepare for dinner (there were a few back and forth messages etc). WHAT A MEAL! Does my family know how to cook?? You bet your sweet Nonna they do!!
We arrive at Norma & Massimo’s apartment around 8-ish; they live a ...
... br> From the porticoed courtyard, which was the sight of executions until 1786, an external stairway leads up to the second level, where part of the exhibition rooms of the museum are now located. At ground level are exhibited several works by Michelangelo, including Bacchus (1496-7) and Brutus (1540), which is currently on loan to the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Upstairs, two of Donatello's versions of David ...