So yesterday (ieri) a Danish (I think) girl named Inge and I visited Palazzo Pitti and the Bobolo Gardens. Although some of the Palazzo Pitti was closed, there was MORE than enough to see. Once we got into the gardens we walked about 3 hours I would say, and still of course did not see everything there…it was very beautiful. The sneak-peek photos below will take you to my Flickr page which holds more photos, etc so it is easier to use when I have so many! Today (oggi) I went to the Uffizi (although they really don’t allow photos there so not much from there), Santa Croce and il Palazzo Vecchio so as soon as I can get all of those photos uploaded I will post them as well. Things are going so great! I am learning a lot (still) and getting a lot of things done that I wanted to. In two days I have crossed 5 places off my list of where I still want to go! This Sunday I head to Cinque Terre for the day (Google it, it looks AMAZING) and I may sneak in a trip to Pisa in there somewhere. I am almost done with my book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and have already downloaded the next one which is about the Medici family here in Firenze. I was interested in them before but after being here I really can’t resist reading up on them. I am almost as excited about that as some of the places I still plan to visit!
Keep an eye out in the photos for some i took of tombs in Santa Croce…I saw where the tombs of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo and Dante among others!! I am pretty sure all those things in the floor are tombs as well, and not all are roped off, and it was creeping me out that people would just stand on them. As for me, I will walk AROUND thank you! =) The weird glittery skull poster is from exhibit that was literally just that, a diamond and crystal skull with human teeth, that was showing at Palazzo Vecchio. It is from the last decade or so…if you are interested look at the photo of the sign and check the guy out. As for me, I have seen enough paintings of Jesus today to last me a couple lifetimes, so I am going to read a bit and try to get some rest! Buonanotte!