March 20th – Day 7

Ciao, this morning we woke up in Florence and we had a nice breakfast. We had reservations with a private tour guide named Omar. He showed us all the paintings and sculptures of the Galleria Degli Uffizi museum. He explained how perpective in paintings was pioneered by the artists of Florence. We also learnt about the hidden symbolisms in each painting. For example, in the painting Spring by Sandro Botticelli, the qualities of purity, beauty and innocence are represented by the three women dressed in white.

Spring by Sandro Botticelli

For lunch, we had free time in the San Lorenzo market. We had an hour and a half to shop and choose a place to eat. 

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Our tour guide, Omar telling us about Italian art of the renaissance.
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Après notre visite du musée, nous avons eu l’occasion de se promener dans le marché de San Lorenzo et de faire des petits achats, et d’attraper un lunch au passage dans un immeuble avec des boutiques de spécialités italiennes . Nous sommes ensuite allées voir le fameux “duomo” de Florence et en avons observé l’architecture complexe et riche en histoire. Cette visite guidée nous a renseigné non seulement sur l’histoire de Florence mais aussi sur son architecture de l’époque de la Renaissance . Après cela, nous sommes allées manger une Gelato à une des Gelateria les plus vieilles de la ville, établie en 1939. Et finalement, nous sommes allées déguster notre dernière pizza traditionnelle du voyage à un petit restaurant pas trop loin de notre hôtel!


Eating yummy pizza at the Yellow Bar pizzeria

Demain direction Venise en TGV ! Une autre journée chargée devant nous !!

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One Reply to “March 20th – Day 7”

  1. Another fantastic day in a superb city. So many wonderful art and beautiful things to admire and appreciate!
    Enjoy Venice tomorrow!
    Buona notte!

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