Day 5: Florence, Italy – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

We had a wonderful day in Florence!

Here we are gathering outside our hotel:

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We started our day by first seeing the North Doors of the Baptistery by Ghiberti. They are magnificent pieces of art sculpted on these doors.

North Doors:


East Doors:

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Outside the Baptistery:

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Then we walked to the National Museum at the Bargello:

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Inside the  National Museum at the Bargello:

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In the National Museum at the Bargello, we saw the following:

David by Donatello:

National Museum at the Bargello-Donatello's David-1


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Verocchio’s David:

National Museum at the Bargello-Verocchio's David-3

Michelangelo’s Tondi Pitti: (a beautiful piece of work!)

National Museum at the Bargello-Michelangelo's Tondi Pitti

Then we went to the Accademia and saw the following:

Michelangelo’s David:

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Michaelangelo's David-3

Michelangelo’s Unfinished Slaves:

The group was on its own in the afternoon.

Uffizzi Gallery:

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Here is the Florence Cathedral, also known as the “Duomo” – it is the main church of Florence, Italy:

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Here is a picture of a children’s choir we happened upon walking back from dinner at 10:30pm. Because of this Renaissance church, the acoustics were amazing. A perfect end to the day.


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