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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalazzo Gamba Florence
We originally booked a budget 2 bedroom apartment but on arrival were upgraded. Very impressive suite. Only problem with being right next to the duomo - lots of noise. Unfortunately, even with the windows closed, the noise from the crowds could be heard despite being on the third floor
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... UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Lastly, we went to The Modern Art Gallery - all the art accumulated in Napoleonic times and onwards. Also so many beautiful paintings, marbles, furniture, etc. We exited down the grand staircase/ simulating the Noblemen before us (all 5 levels - where's the elevator!!??)
... my host. My room here is small with a single bed, but has my own bathroom which is nice. I had a great room and bed in Rome, and my hosts were pleasant and cooked me breakfast and showed me things to do, but I didn't feel totally comfortable there. The house was possibly too nice for me, and I didn't want to mess anything up! They did thank me for being so polite when I left, and I was on my best behaviour, but it is always more of an effort in a nice place! The room here is ...
... Michelangelo's works and discuss the David. Needless to say, the David was something that can only be appreciated by seeing it firsthand - pictures just don't do it justice. The scale is imposing and the detail was surprising (veins in hands, a vein in the neck).
Also located in the Academia, in a wing nearly empty (most people go to the small museum just to see David), is a musical instrument museum. It was a small exhibit, ...
... type heads (they have the mustaches!), until it reaches a round indentation in the final level. They estimate that this fountain was built in the early 1600's; pretty amazing that it’s still so much intact and not completely eroded away. The dark side is that it was a strategic part of the bird-hunting that they participated in.
Almost at the end of the gardens is the Island Pond, which is pretty much what it sounds like. In the middle of this large pond is ...
... David is massive! Standing 17 feet tall. He is litterally perfect in every way. When looking at David he has no weapons besides his sling and stone, not in a firing position. He is stading in postion preparing mentally to slay the Giant. His gaze is very strong and unbreaking. I personally think his eyes were my favorite part. Michelangelo spared no deatail. He made David to look alive all the way to adding veins and chiseled muscels. David even has better ...