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... was built by Michelozzo for Cosimo the Elder. He also designed the Chapel which has a fabulous fresco, the Procession of the Magi, by Benozzo Gozzoli. Every time we see the marble in walls (doesn't matter whether it's on cathedrals or palaces or chapels....) we are blown away at how intricate the designs are, and can't imagine how someone has cut out the marble into such tiny patterns. Breathtaking! Finally, found another couple of great ...
... had sat down. Departure was on time and it was a nice day for a flight.
Disillusion set in fast, though. While British Airways proivides a hot beakfast to all classes out of City Airport, the bsiness class offering on CiyJet was a cardboard box, mainly taken up with a juice container, and two peanut bars and a bag of fruit and nuts. That and a paper cup of coffeee was business class breakfast on this two and a half hour ...
We had things planned to a tee for today. Train from Montevarchi into Florence, straight onto the Hop on Hop Off bus, visit Jewish Synagogue, on bus again and off at Piazza Michelangelo above the city and have lunch and take in the city wide views (including the lovely Italian waiter), on the bus again and off at the nearest bus stop to ...
... elements in the 1870s, but still in amazing condition for having stood outdoors for around 400 years. With all of the pollution in the air, he probably would not have fared as well from 1870s to present. NB: Those of us, who had cameras, abided by the rules at the Accademia
and did not take pictures of David, even though we wanted to. Many
other visitors were not bound by the rules. Sigh.
1. Rich: David
Again I started the day off with a caffe latte and a pastry. I needed a little fuel before heading off on several paths throughout the city. On my way to the Accademia I walked by San Lorenzo square. The is a big church that tourists can go check out but since it was a Sunday morning, it was reserved for mass and no tourists allowed. Despite this, I still got some great pictures of the area and continued my trek ...