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... soup made with white beans and veggies, but thickened with day-old bread. It’s called “Remolita”, and before being eaten you are supposed to drizzle a little EVOO on top and sprinkle it with fresh black pepper. It was so delicious! This being a more traditional dinner, we had several courses and it was a little tough to finish them all. The second course was 2 types of pasta: house-made gnocchi from the recipe of the ...
... where David is housed.
When we got there we noted that the museum was not as big as we expected. It was much smaller than the Uffizi and had much less artwork. The main hall was lined with unfinished sculpture by the Michelangelo and led up to David. The fist thing you notice about David is how real he looks, it's as if he were the giant, not the big guy he's about to kill. The next thing you notice is all the detail. Everywhere. Then ...
... is closing. I ask if he's the owner and we nods yes I tell him Ino's was recommended to us by contacts at Sant Reparata because of the slow food connection. He is humbled but there is no mistaken the pride on his face. He asks me my name, where we are from, and how long we are in Florence. I explained why we are here and why I'm interested n the slow food movement for my students and curriculum. He shakes my hand again and says they only open for lunch (11:30am - 4:30pm) ...
... Italian countryside at 250 km/h (150 mph). Before we knew it we were pulling into the Florence train station. Waiting for us on the platform were Marc and Lise's friends from Florida, Jack and Jodi. Our transport soon arrived and then we were off to Il Borgo, Montetespertoli, and our home for the next week. The 45 minute drive took us south over winding roads bordered by field after field of vineyards and olive groves. Upon arrival we were welcomed by our host Alessandro ...
... twice in the past and have never been here to see the original David so I want to sit and look at him for awhile. The statue really is amazing. After we admire the David we continue on through the Accademia, In both museums today we see quite a bit of medieval art and we begin to compare the figures of Christ on the cross and the baby Jesus'. Some we like and some...well, we question.
Saying goodbye to David, we decide it's time for some more gelato... of course, ...
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