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... 25 minutes in the reserved line. The gallery is famous for its prisons in marble and for Michelangelo’s “David”, which was moved from the Piazza della Signoria 140 years ago to a gallery specially built for the statue. It's an amazing piece of art! Michelangelo chiseled the David out of a piece of marble that other sculptures rejected. He made it very realistic , even showing bulging veins in the arms. As we toured the gallery we listened to a ...
... pasta and meat.
From there we wandered through some of the back streets taking in so much of the architecture, so old but really preserved and intact.
We managed to walk through several of the piazzas - Piazza San Marco,
Piazza della Independenza, and Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
Purchased some tickets, for the Galleria dell Accademia, so we could go and see Michael Angelou ...
... and every store location has a diamond studded tie that goes for about 200,000 euro!
My professor for my Family Business in Italy course this semester is a part of the 30th generation in the Frescobaldi family business (700 years). Her dad is actually the president of the company! The family owns 9 estates in total throughout Tuscany, and we were lucky enough to have her take us to two of them!
Of the two estates we visited, Castello di Pomino specialized ...
... projects including sculpture, paintings and mosaics.
We left the art studio for a tour of the streets & piazzas of Florence while deciding where to go for dinner. We had a lovely pizza in a Napoli style restaurant that even had washing hanging inside the restaurant! After dinner we went for a walk to the very ...
We will only be here for one day, but then that is all we spent last time we were here and we saw almost everything. Kyle said he was interested in Climbing the Dome at the Santa Marie Duomo so we will have to do that again.
We have reservations for the Uffizi Gallery but haven't decided if we will go or not. Debbie says she doesn't need to see Michalangelos David again.
NEW ENTRY, THURSDAY 7/15: Hey there, looks like we made it to Florence. The train ride was very ...