The people were beautiful and fashionable but still practical and kind. The shops were fun and the wonderful old world culture was everywhere. The museums were impressive and looming over everything was the majestic Il Duomo. Rather than go on to Pisa, per our original plans, we decided to spend an extra day in Florence just hanging out and spending more time in the small picturesque town.
The first order of business was the Academy Gallery which is mostly known for hosting the David. I know you’ve heard this before – but that statue has to be seen in person. I’ve seen a million photos of it and I didn’t “get” it until I turned a corner and saw it at the end of a hallway. It’s huge and the way Michelangelo manipulated its size as it gets higher, for scaling reasons, has to be seen in person to appreciate. I always thought it was snobby when people said that but now I understand.
The food was excellent all over town.