Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... stairs in total, one way! We unpack a little and then meet the group for a quick walking tour. We find Medici's home, and then stand in awe at the sight of the Duomo. In front is the Baptistry with its famous carved doors- we see one in wood, and another set in gold or some other metal. Historical 3D art! I took a picture of a little frog I discovered carved into the border of the wooden one.
Our walk took us to the Accademia Museum, home ...
... Uffizi for today and Accadamia tickets for tomorrow. So, we walked on over to the Uffizi and prepared to see some serious art.
The Uffizi was everything is was made out to be and more. I really liked all the old sculptures from the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. I also liked a painting called the Slaughter of the Innocence. It was a panting of soldiers storming a town and killing off all the babies. It wasn't the baby killing part that I liked ...
... 2pm. Next we make our way back toward the hotel to the Galleria dell'Accademia which is just off Piazza San Marco. This gallery was built specifically to house one of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance, Michelangelo's original David. The statue is worth any wait to enter the Gallery. The subtle detail (not as illuminated in books) of the real thing -the veins in his sinewy arms, the muscles in his legs, the change in expression as you move around the statue - ...
... provided tiny Italian bungie cords to keep it firmly on the plate.
Any downside to our “sampler day” in Florence? As Yogi Berra once put it, “No one goes there anymore, it’s too crowded”. Yep, the crowds. Tour groups in every imaginable language following flag bearing tour-guides with little regard of who they blocked, trampled or annoyed. Sometimes groups pressed up against each other like ...
... than the other line). Inside the Uffizi we admire many statues and paintings. Our primary destination is the Boticelli room where we find the Birth of Venus and the Primavera paintings. We also especially admire the Leonardo da Vinci painting the Adoration of the Magi. We spent a good amount of time with the art in the Uffizi. It was a wonderful visit among some great works of art.
Now we are hungry and are in search of our lunch. We have a restaurant we are ...
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