Tuesday, June 21, 2011


June 9

We made it to Florence today and after checking in to the Hotel
Enza, went right out to see what we could see. We lucked out because I had not reserved tickets for the Accademia (to see Michelangelo's David) but we stood in line only for 20 minutes and got in!!  Was it ever spectacular!! Just incredible. It is displayed under a skylight dome and of course you are able to walk all around it.

We saw the Duoma Cathedral which is an ornate Gothic building of Tuscan marble, green, white and rose. This has a dome (by Brunelleschi). Michelangelo is reported to have said he could make one bigger, but not as beautiful! Behind it is the Baptistry which has the Ghiberti doors unifyng art and math with perhaps one of the first uses of perspective in relief form. These are bronze and truly amazing.

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