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... hallways today.
The rest of the week can basically be summed up with class, gelato, Basilica di Santa Croce, and more gelato. Santa Croce was very beautiful in a different way than the other two churches. It also is home to the tombs of many famous Europeans like Galileo, Charlotte Bonaparte, and Michelangelo.
I am constantly playing chicken in this city. Tourists (I no longer categorize myself with them because ...
... other hand, were remarkably powerful. The exhibit is in partnership with the Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art and is the first international exhibit of this kind. It will return to the US and the National Gallery after leaving Florence in two weeks. I could not take any pictures but here is a link to the Getty page with images of some of the sculptures.
We then went to the Museo ...
... the city it got worse and worse. We quickly found out our shoes were nowhere near waterproof and it wasn't long before we both had water pooling in the bottom of our shoes! We walked through the market district and headed towards the Galleria dell'Accademia which is where Michelangelo's David is held. When we got there people were snaked around the building in a huge line in the rain. We decided waiting in a 2 hour line in the rain was not for us and ...
... welcome back” (uh oh – when the bar employees remember you, not always a good sign) – SO…we mention, to our new best friend the bartender our passion for aged grappa. He sends over a taste, and asks if we like it. Like, no LOVE IT, YES! It was aged, unfiltered and so smooth. My poor liver.
Back to reality – time to pack and get things in order. Tomorrow we head back to Rome, then fly to ...
... opinion....it was absolutely breathtaking! First, it seems to be about 30 feet tall, even though it's roughy only 14, but the display, the lighting and the exquisite detailing of the piece is just overwhelming! We had to go back through the exhibits 3 times just to see it again. Worth the entry fee completely!
Next was dinner at the pub across the street to watch the Italy vs Costa Rica game...we donned our new Italy ...