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... the Medici family, the most significant dynasty in the era of Firenze (Florence). Michael Angelo was sponsored by them, as we found out in the local museum where we were able to see his statue 'David'. Sitting in Macca's now opposite the staton in Florence waiting for our train ...
... then became something of a misnomer as we flitted from gelateria to cafe to trattoria to wine bar and back again as the mood and opportunity took us.
Both Ryan and I tried to abstain from pizza in the weeks leading up to the trip* so that the first one in Italy would be all the more amazing. Such theatrics were entirely unnecessary as nothing could detract from or compare to the fresh, simplicity and joy of an authentic Italian pizza. We tested this ...
... hills and mountains of Tuscany.
After lunch at n (where we had some delish paninnis), we strolled across the Ponte Vecchio and checked out the Palazzo Vecchio. The "Old Bridge" was totally different than I expected, b/c there was basically a bunch of shops and apartments on a bridge over the Arno river. Not too shabby of a place to live! The "Old Palace" had some really cool artwork and architecture as well, and had some beautiful views of the ...
... that the Duomo had to offer today. After leaving the Duomo, I again took my friend's advice and headed to Orsanmichele, a small church that had been converted from a grain market into a church between 1380 and 1404. The inside was magnificent. I only got one picture before being told that no pictures were allowed (I didn't see any signs), but it was just gorgeous. The inside of the church was all stone and there were two
altars. One was ...
Sadly, this is STUDY abroad and we do actually have to study and write papers. Today we had our first paper due for cinema so yesterday was rough trying to get back in the action of writing papers.
Tuesday was my first "onsite" class in Florence for Art History. We went through a museum that holds the original pieces from the bell tower that Brunelleschi architected. The bell tower is right next to the Duomo and is in a similar ...
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