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This morning I did a few errands and then went to ballet! It was so nice to be able to go back to my apartment for lunch, and to not spend 15 euro (about $25) a day for lunch and then another 15 euro for dinner!! I did go grocery shopping this morning and spent about $50, but that food is going to last me at least a week!!! It comes out to be like $2 a meal! After my wonderfully cheap and delicious lunch I went to Italian class and then finished the day doing homework and crafts ...
... perfume is created individually for each patron. The building contained many frescos, many still being restored.
Of course we found another church - Santa Maria Novella. I do not understand how all these glorious churches came into being or how they are being sustained.
It is now nap time since Phyllis and Michale are due in any time and we have a late dinner reservation.
FLORENCE observations -
Small narrow streets lend to two feet ...
Up bright and early, we made a b-line for the Galleria dell' Accademia, where the 'real' statue of David resides. We hadn't pre-booked tickets, so wanted to make sure we'd get in. To our surprise the line wasn't too bad and we were in within half an hour. We saw some amazing Renaissance artworks and were blown away by the scale and perfect detail ...
... Duomo Museum.
Cold but undaunted, we followed Rick Steve's narrated "Renaissance Walk" along the great pedestrian mall, Via de' Calzaiuoli. Here we found many of the same high-end retail shops we see in the states. I found a pair of leg warmers and Rick found gelato. Corona's Cafe' served excellent gelato and I tried my first ever cafe' latte. Loved the ...
... republic before various kinds of despots took over running the city. The famous Donatello bronze David was the first fully nude sculpture of the Renaissance. It had classical features derived from the Roman and Greek tradition, but also some unique new features. A graceful youth smirking over his victory of Goliath. A most improbable youth when you study the later Michelangelo sculptures. It was commissioned by ...