Sunday, June 17, 2012

Days 1-3: Departure and a little taste of Florence.

DAY 1 A view of the Alps Mountains from the plane! I look out the window and all of a sudden I see these snowcapped mountains emerge from within the clouds.

Ciao Bella!    IFIRENZE!

Our first stop after checking into our hotel was the Piazzale Michelangelo. There was an amazing panoramic view of Florence's domes and towers.

Today we visited the Uffizi Museum, which is home to one of the most famous collections of art in the world. Its European paintings from the 13th to 18th centuries include works by da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, and Rubens.

Then we went to tour the Pitti Palace with its museums and the Palatine Gallery with works by
Titian, Rubens, and Raphael.

We enjoyed some free time before the group had to meet up for dinner and right across from the Pitti Palace there was a Segway renting shop. It was 20 euros for an hour to rent a segway to explore the streets of Florence on your own so a group of friends and I decided to do it!

On Segways in front of the Pitti Palace

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