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Travel Blogs from Florence
... so we walked around it, stood back and admired trying to put this beautiful statue to memory. There is also a room that had a lot statue plaster casts, the works of 'Bortollini" . There were so many varying in size and themes. A part of the display was how the plaster casts were made to then produce the sculpture. This I found very fasinating. There was also a video room that had different information displays. We watched a couple of ...
... train trip was easy peasy so we I hope that the trend holds. So day 1 get to the Galleria de la Accademia to view Michelangelo's David and his unfinished works and only just over an hours wait! Lucky we went in the afternoon and its the end of peak season! Forgot to mention in the last entry that I have renamed Himself Forest Harper because instead of "run Forest run" it was "walk Forest just keep bloody walking!" He just loves to walk to nowhere ...
PEDI CAB TOUR: No energy after the Dome climb to do the Rennaisance walk we planned, so we wimped out and did a 1-hour tour in a pedi cab (44-euro for both of us). This wonderful young man did a great tour of the major sights with explanations and stories. A few of our favorites:
Church of Orsanmichele, famous for the sculptures ...
... came down. The pizza looked so rustic and authentic, so did the fries. YUM!!!
We dug in! We had to cut it ourselves, which was interesting! IT was so yummy!
We didn't take long to devour the entire thing. We headed back to the hotel - checking out places along the way.
We got back the hotel after dark and there were even more people down in the bar area. We thought we should rest up for tomorrow so we just went up to our room, figured out tomorrow and relaxed.
... artist Giotto. Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge in Florence that survived World War II. Hitler said it was too beautiful to destroy
As I was walking down Florence streets I realized that the streets can be one name at one end of the street and another name at the other end. That was interesting. Thank goodness they have a pretty good street map. Florence is the capital city of the province of Florence and the Italian region of TuscanyIn ...
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