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After an hour and half ride through the Tuscany scenery we arrived in Florence.
The temperature was over 90 degrees but that didn't stop us from walking through the city and seeing all the main sites.
First stop was a taxi ride over to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the real statue of "David." Funny how the taxi driver didn’t mention that the museum is closed every Monday, as he took our 10 euros and drove away. Needless to say we ...
... oil that went into everything...it's crazy that I have yet to see a fat Italian.
I definitely will never grow up to be a chef, but I could still work with food. In fact, I actually have an interview on Wednesday with a food and beverage manager sooo wish me luck! I woke up one morning to an email to my parents telling me that I could possibly actually have a full time job in North Carolina when I graduate...what? This is happening already?
... including Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Giotto, Lippi, Raphael and more!
The hallways are full of marble busts and life size sculptures, and the ceilings of the hallways are exquisite murals, many of them around certain themes such as politicians, mathematicians, philosophers etc. At the end of one hallway there is a huge circular mural of birds in the most delicate greens and blues.
I thought I had seen it all in Florence, Italy – but a
simple change of attitude and a look at the famed city through a (more) Italian
lens changes an experience dramatically.
I was excited, yes, to head into Florence on a Sunday
morning – I love the city. I love the varying architecture, the familiarity of
the cracked, wooden shutters on each window, the smells, not too much like
food, not too much like pollution, ...
... the different villages and wineries! Start saving your money MOM!!! Before the tour we went out for one last walk of the bridges and squeezed in a bit of window shopping! The men selling leather bags always took a liking to Jess and commented on her pretty face:) After the tour we just chilled on our balcony for a while before heading to bed. Excited to be heading to Venice tomorrow but sad that we have to leave Florence...she's been good to ...