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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... of course and had to buy fabulous pair of red ankle boots! Wine tasting plus in Chianti. So great day. Had to shift room for tonight. Stuff not properly packed as just chucked in but with todays purchases think I'll have problem in morning getting down to suitcase & tote bag. Probably time to sort out another parcel to post back ...
... Palazzo Piti (stopping for Gelato along the way) and walked through
its extensive gardens. By the time we were done we were sufficienly
fried by the sun and decided to head back for an afternoon siesta.
Back at the hostel we found it a bit more crowded than last night:
our neighbors had finally moved in. We met a mother and daughter
travelling from Argentina, two friends from the USA and couple from
Calgary named Nathan and Olivia (insert twlight zone ...
... known paintings are grouped together.
Unfortunately, you cannot take pictures or videos of any kind in the museums. This makes it difficult to write about when I can't provide so visual point of reference. I've decided to write about a few of the more famous pieces only. You can also use the Google Art Project and look up the specific museums or works of art to see fine details of the pieces.
The Birth of Venus by Botticelli is one of the famous ...
... br> How about the Santa Croce? It houses the tombs of a few folks you might have heard of... Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. (In horse racing that’s a trifecta). But the hits just keep on coming! How about the Uffizi Gallery? Works by Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens. Oh, and throw in a dozen paintings my our old pal, Michelangelo again. Did this guy ever get any free time?
The marble statue ...
... we find out way to the Piazza San Giovanni and Piazza Duomo which are dominated by the Cathedrale di Santa Maria del Flore and the adjacent baptistry. The varying shades of marble... pink, green, white... and the crowning dome on the cathedral make this one of the most beautiful buildings. Being early, the cathedral and dome are not open yet but there is a small line forming for the dome. Our timed reservation for the Uffizi is not until 10:30 so we have plenty of time to jump ...