I’ve uploaded another batch of photos to my Flickr page.
Mike, Kate, and Jared arrived in Florence last Thursday morning, so it’s been several more days of museums and exploring. We made it to the Medici Chapel, Mercato Centrale, Boboli Gardens, the Duomo, the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David, and back to the Uffizi.
Fruit stands at Mercato Centrale.
Meatheads at Mercato Central.
Jared channeling Mussolini at Boboli Gardens, behind the Pitti Palace.
All of us at the Boboli Gardens.
Small dome by Brunelleschi, who also designed the enormous dome of the Duomo in Florence.
View from the Campanile.
We had Doug, Bob, and Stuart over to my apartment on Friday night, and we went out to their villa on Saturday. The weather warmed up quite a bit, so we just walked back into the city.
Jared, Bob, Stuart, Doug, and Scott on the terrace.
The grand stairway leading up to my apartment.
We arrived in Rome yesterday afternoon with no problem. Pietro met us at our apartment and welcomed us with a bottle of wine as he showed us around. This apartment puts the one I had in Florence to shame. It’s very large, and there is a great view of the Colosseum.
After unpacking we walked around the Colosseum and up though the Roman Forum. It was getting dark and everything was closed, but we had a chance to get our bearings and will head back out today and get a look close up.
To be continued…