Thursday, May 19, 2011

The real deal is worth it

We’ve been ensconced in our little house, writing much of the time, making short forays out on bikes to sightsee, shop, stretch our legs. Today we went big. Florence.

Cristina delivered us to the train station where we caught an 8:32 a.m. train. By 10 a.m. we were taking in so much artwork and history from Medieval and Renaissance times that it literally boggled my mind.

We’re back home and it’s almost 9 p.m. A great day, but I am so tired right now I can’t put perspective on what we saw – though the development of perspective in painting was a major advance during the Renaissance. I did learn that today.

What I can say is that I saw Michelanglo’s ‘David.’ And it was definitely worth the effort.

Buona notte!


  1. I <3 Florence. Hope to get back there one of these days.

  2. One day isn't enough, but we felt we got a good overview. Many reasons to go back.