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... limited space. Michelangelo obviously had a big influence on the
paintings even though he would rather sculpt but I suppose it is a little hard
to say NO to a Pope – Nine years in total over two periods he spent painting
the ceiling and walls even including himself on the skin hanging off St.
Bartholomew leg in the Last Judgement.
Current numbers through the museums is approximately 5 million per year which
equates to just under 14,000 people per day.
... with for the last 5 years, outside the Cuomo!! Crazy that we are halfway around the world and we run into someone we know.... who will it be next?
To round out our day we went to the Piazza della Signora for dinner. This is a square just behind our hotel that Mom and a few others insisted we needed to experience. We checked out several restaurants before deciding on one. The waiter was really good about convincing us to come in and eat there. The kids and I ...
... the museum in 1873 with a special domed window to reproduce the original place it stood outside (natural light) was made. The subject of David is from the Old Testament. Michelangelo made it as a symbol of his struggle with the Medici family. Then we went into the plaster bust's room. Full of the models for all the commissions from the people of that time from only 2 artists over roughy 20 years. So clever and impressive with the huge vaulted ceilings there are 100's in the ...
... a bit interesting... This is compared to the servos we visited in Switzerland and even to an extent France, which were beautifully clean and extensively stocked and easy to navigate. I've had a tentative go at some Italian despite normally attracting fair teasing criticism from Adriana every other time, and thoroughly butchered it because I can't roll my R's. The countryside is green and typically Tuscan and ...
... bus ride away in the town of Fiesole. The city resides atop a hill overlooking Florence. Fiesole is known for its Etruscran ruins. We did spend a few hours in their museum and walking the ancient streets. As evening came we dined there in town with the locals. By bedtime I am sure we had walked three to four miles and ascended and descended a minimum of two hundred steps. GOOD NIGHT! ...