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Florence sightseeing 02 09 2015

sunny 32 °C
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Today sightseeing around Florence starting with a trip to the Accademia Museum. The original statue of David is truely amazing. 1 piece of marble. Therer are other statues and paintings but David is the feature. We visited the oldest bridge as in the photo the Ponte Vecchio originally built in the time ov the Roman legion. It wax rebuilt in stone in 1177.There are gold and silver smiths, artists and other stalls on the bridge.

We then went to the Bassillica di Santa Croce with beautiful paintings and funeral monuments and tombstones for many famous Italians including Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Vittorio Alfieri. Was very interesting but wish we could read Italian.

We went into the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore which was very interesting. Very big inside but not as glamorous as some.

So many historical statues and sites to many to describe. After walking around most of day headed back to hotel for rest and go to local restaraunt for dinner. Still muggy and hot.

Posted by Nors Stephens 01:21 Archived in Italy

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