Well, it had come to our final day in Italy. We got up and had another great breakfast at the Strozzi Palace, and then headed to the Uffizi Gallery for a 9:00 am reservation.
|Just in case you were wondering- Jordan is doing an Emergen-C. Its what got us through this trip I'm pretty sure. We had one every morning.|
At the Uffizi, we saw beautiful paintings by Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Michaelangelo, and Botticelli. Its a pretty small museum, so we were through it pretty fast. There were no pictures allowed, but here are some of the most notable works we saw that I liked.
|Filippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with Angels|
|Botticelli, Birth of Venus; Jordan just listened to a course on mythology, and he says the real story isn't quite so, um sweet.|
|Botticelli, Allegory of Spring: I once did a ballet piece entitled "The Three Graces"--and there they are on the left!|
Once we were through the museum, we did take some pictures on the terrace of the Uffizi.
|the Palazzo Vecchio|
Then, we went to the courtyard and took pictures of some of Jordan's favorite Ninja turtles, I mean, famous Italians.
Afterwards, we went to the Duomo and actually went inside. In comparison, it was pretty bare, but still had some beautiful artwork.
|I couldn't figure this clock out, but it looks cool!|
|The inside of the Duomo|
|Looking into the dome|
|"Just look at that big ole Duomo!!!"|
After the Duomo, we went back to the hotel for a nap and packing, since our flight left Florence at 7:20 am the next morning. It was great, because we didn't feel the need to be out and about any more and a nap was much needed :) That evening, we went out for a fancy dinner at Osteria del Porcellio, at the recommendation of the concierge. It was delicious and candle-lit. A perfect final meal in Florence.
|But, I decided it was important to have a pre-nap cannoli.|
|in the Piazza della Repubblica|
|There also happened to be a Ferrari store right by our hotel....|