Firenze (Florence) - Renaissance art galore!
Trip Start May 09, 2009
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We took the Eurotrain from Venice to Florence, while Elio, our bus driver, went by slower route with our luggage. The train ride allowed us to see some of the gorgeous countryside in Tuscany and relax with our fellow tour members.
I was so excited that I would finally get to Florence. When I attended Florida State, I had a couple of friends who did six months abroad for a study program in Florence. For some reason that I don't understand now, I had not attempted to get financing or a scholarship to go there and have always wished I had. Now I was getting my chance - albeit two days and not two quarters!
Florence did not disappoint
Note: We couldn't take photos in the Uffizi gallery, so we can't share -- but you can see for yourself some day or take a look at the Uffizi's website: http://www.uffizi.com/painting-collection-rooms-uffizi-gallery.asp
Like most of the tour, our time there gave us only a sampling of what the city had to offer but it was a very satisfactory sampling - Florence was definitely all I thought it would be!!