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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... instead of tomorrow. The Uffizi was impressive and very big. So many paintings of the Madonna and child. It's amazing how much detail goes into each work of art. Not to say that today's artists are not talented, but there is a distinct difference in the art today. I don't exactly know how paints work, but I assume the paints used in the 13th/14th century were oil and that doesn't exactly allow for much correction. Botticelli was my favorite I think. But there was a statue ...
... my laptop/purse onto the plane.
I have no complaints about the flights to Europe (in fact my international flight was one for the books ;) ). However, now we're back to reality- back to Florence.
Waiting for my luggage to arrive on the carousel wasn't anything unusual. However, only 1 of my 3 bags appeared. The other 2 were god knows elsewhere. What's sadly ironic about all this was that I had packed my carry-on duffel with anything I might need JUST IN ...
... she said that they return to their home in the evenings after playing their trickery on the streets- essentially, never give to the poor. No matter the case, Audrey's generous move is still respectable and may have truly blessed the lady either way. Cheers to her and the other givers!
After touring the 2 floors of the Uffizi Gallery, we entered the most popular museum in the Tuscan area, the Pitti Palace. The experience is indescribable due to the magnitude, depth, and ...
... of the 6 museums in the Pitti Palace. We chose the royal apartments. Upon immediately walking in, I spotted Verrocchio's David casually sitting in the corner. This was demonstrative of the Medici's opulence. I wasn't even aware the piece was housed in Florence. I have visited Versailles and Blenheim, but I don't think I have truly seen such a display of superfluous luxury. Vases, statues, and paintings cluttered room after room. ...
... the pigeons are exquisite in their cream and tan plumage, as though emerging from a da Vinci work. And I've now had the best gelato in Italy - ricotta and fig, served alongside chocolate with orange pieces, eaten whilst watching real live gorgeous Italian firefighters breaking into the shutters of an apartment. So I discovered just like with everything, gelato tastes best with context and Florence has that in ...
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