Our second day in Florence and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze was the #1 to do of the day and Rick Steves was gonna guide us. We were off to see Michelangelo’s David. (Turns out what I’d seen the day before was just a replica.) It is incredible.
But really what I took away from touring the Academia Gallery was that things haven’t changed all that much in the last however many centuries. In the Gipsoteca Bartolini hall there are lots of statues and I noticed a few of them showed women reclining and watching TV. I bet when the museum is empty they switch over to The Real Housewives of Firenze.
We finished our time in Florence with the Renaissance walking tour, once again Rick Steves was our guide. The red dog in the window was not covered on his tour.
We had a short train ride back to Rome and then we all headed out for a celebratory birthday dinner for my mom.