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... gallery (primarily painting). Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bellini, Botticelli and Raphael were some of the great artists and scientists who’s works can be found there. We saw the reproduction of The David and the kids had an opportunity to have their picture taken next to this beautiful sculpture. The original is in a type of porous marble and so was placed inside l’Academia in the late 1800’s. We decided to skip ...
... t get to choose them, but they were so so good- penne a la vokda , truffles with mushroom cream sauce (my mom would have LOVED) and a risotto dish- suprisingly, risotto is very popular here and all the restaurants have it as an entree. Overall the meal was 15 euros each- not to mention we got unlimited white and red wine. After dinner, we walked to the bus station, and arrived back to Siena by 930pm. It was a perfect way to spend a free afternoon ...
... the artists could be, particularly the depiction of the 'lost souls'. May even evoke some nightmares tonight!! The girls were tickled that I (wearing a singlet top) was stopped on the way in and asked to cover up. I had nothing with me, but they had some huge blue paper wraps on hand for those women who came unprepared. I felt like I was walking around in a hospital draw sheet. Sarah also had a singlet top on but I guess God could handle the bare shoulders of a ...
... and “Louis Vuitton” bags. Sarah felt quite threatened by the street hawkers as they seem to target the children by giving them something e.g. a pair of sunglasses to try on and then are reluctant to take them back without negotiating a price. Her unease wasn’t helped when we witnessed a fight break out between one of the stallholders and a hawker. From what we could tell, the stall holder took exception to the hawker approaching his customers and let it be known ...
We were cheated by the Italian railway, and this is my revenge. A very skippable entry.
We bought return tickets from Florence to Siena at the fast-ticket machine. These tickets were punched by the conductor en route to Siena. On the return trip to Florence, the conductor (a different one) informed us that our tickets were not valid because we had not validated them at the validation machine in the station, and that we were subject to ...
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