In case you’re just joining us, I’ve been sharing our adventures in Italy during the trip we took earlier this summer for our son’s college graduation. After three fabulous nights in Venice, we took the train to Florence. Both the DH and I had been before, many years ago, but neither of us had been to the Uffizi Gallery (where Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is housed) or the Accademia, home to Michaelangelo’s David, so those two sights were on our “must” list.
Since we were spending only one night in Florence, we hit the ground running as soon as we arrived, walking around the city, soaking in the local flavor, visiting the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. Florence further proved that it’s pretty impossible (if not completely impossible) to have a bad meal in Italy. If only pasta and gelato were calorie free! But the amount of walking does help to keep the cellulite in check.
Pictures inside the museums were forbidden, so we had to make due taking pics of one of the outdoor copies of David. It was lovely, but not nearly as magnificent as the original.
The Duomo was magnificent–massive and constructed of marble. It boggles the mind to think of how these buildings were made. A climb to the top of the bell tower netted some gorgeous views of the city.
Our time in Florence was short, but that’s just a great excuse to return some day!
How is your summer going? Any Italy memories to share? How about memories of your favorite vacation?