To finish up our trip to Florence, we climbed the Duomo, visited the Galleria Accademia and the Uffizi Museums, walked around the local outdoor market, and ate a lot! Although it is a small museum, The Galleria Accademia was one of my favorite museums of all time. It houses many ancient sculptures, Roman and non-Roman, a small musical instrument exhibit, a few pieces of art from the Middle Ages, and most impressive: the original statue of David. Even though I have seen many replicas, there is something indescribable about being in the same room as the original work of art. The Uffizi museum was enormous, housing the worlds finest Collection of Renaissance art. The most famous piece at the museum is the original Birth of Venus painting. Florence is definitely a city known for it’s art!! To finish off the trip, six of us from the program went to the Hard Rock Cafe to eat good old American food! We all had burgers and fries while listening to ACDC music, it was nice to feel a little bit of home. Leonardo even got a baby bib as a souvenir!
Each city in Italy is known to have its own unique personality. It is said that an Italian can tell where another Italian is from without even speaking to them! After spending time in another city other than Rome, I can definitely relate to this. There is simply a different feel when walking around the city of Florence versus Rome.
Arrivederci for now!