The wandering interests of JamaOwl

Italy – Day 5

A late start today. We didn’t meet to leave until 9:15.  We thought we would be walking all the way (more on that later).  First off is the Accademia Gallery where we see Michelangelo’s David.  The best part of the day for Evan.  We took lots and lots of pictures.  The David was originally suppose to be on the top of a cathedral but it was so liked that it was decided it should be in a plaza where it could be seen. Later it was moved to a museum.  

Evan had gelato.

From there we went to the Duomo – beautiful.  The dome was designed by Brunelleschi.  It is a 15th century church.

Lunch was on our own and we found some pizza.

Evan had gelato.

We then met the de Medici family. The Palazzo Vecchio was the seat of the de Medici family before it became the center of local government.  The de Medici family ruled the Republic of Florence.  We were taken on a tour and went through a secret passage where the children on the tour got to try on some of the costumes that are used for presentations given at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Along the way my shoe fell apart so by the time we got to the Boboli Gardens I only had half a sole.  I went halfway up the stairs – far enough to get a good, if not perfect, view of the city.  The shoes are trash now.

Dinner was not too far away and I’m afraid I have forgotten the name of the restaurant. I had the best orecchiette ever.  During dinner, IT RAINED.

And Evan had gelato. We took taxis back to the hotel.

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