Travel Blogs from Florence
... in Florence. I’ve read about Michangelo and his David for many years. It was amazing to see the David. The muscles and the veins are exactly as I’ve read. David was much larger though than I thought he would be. I took photos from all angles. Seeing David was so amazing and so moving. He is my new “hunk o man”!!!
There were other Michangelo’s on display, most unfinished. It was interesting to see how he would see find bodies in ...
What started as ramblings about wanting to take advantage of as many "studio-free" weekends as possible, quickly turned into my first trip outside of Rome. So, after a good day of planning and ticket and booking we were ready to go. Driven by a desire to climb Brunelleschi's Dome and the desire to go to at least one wine tasting during our time in Italy, we picked Florence.
... little confusing, but one part of that was quite special. They had two rooms which housed a few paintings by cezanne, Claude monet, renoir and a few others. That was brilliant because I had no idea I would see them until I read the names under the paintings.
After this I took lunch and walked about a bit more. Came back to the hostel during the hottest part of the day for an hour or so before going to the basilica ...
... one last opportunity to look around the city. Having no time to wait in line to see the Statue of David, we were happy with a quick picture with his replica in the square outside. Taking a very mature approach of course. It was now time to head to yet another train station and wait for our scheduled departure. A quick lunch was had on the platform and an attempt at napping here like a homeless man before we jumped on our last train for our much anticipated final stop....Venice.
... The horse was on its way to get blessed at the church. We did have a tour of Sienna, but it was just a quick visit to the Duamo of Sienna, which was more impressive than Florence’s. We got back to Florence at around 8.30pm, we showered up and headed back to our restaurant of Friday night. This time we were going to go a first and second plate, as its said here in Italy. I had pasta which was really good and finished with osso bucco which was stunning as well. To finish it off we ...
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