The Firenze Art Gallery Experience

July 18, 2013 at 11:29 am (Uncategorized)

Why do people come to Italy? Well, part of it is the art. So, it as to the art gallery we went.

Everyone and I do mean everyone advised us to make reservations for the two big exhibits, the Uffizi and the Acadamia. For an extra 4 € you can essentially skip the wait line and more or less walk straight into the museum (in the summer, that can mean savin three  hours in line)

The Uffizi is a huge task. The tour book I bought said to allow two hours,  but it doesn’t really scrape the surface (plus of course, you can only absorb so much at a time). Still, the museum has some tremendous sights.  The Birth of Venus and Spring are stunning. I’m no expert on art, but you can really see the function of religion in everyday life; just how important, how all-encompassing the church was.

The Academia is essentially David. Oh sure, there’s other cool stuff too see, but the reason we all go is David. When you see it, you know why. It’s an incredible sight. The statue is at the end of a row of other statues, but as you turn the corner there it is in the distance. Waiting for you. I think I took three long looks over the course of my visit.

Note to self: pick up book on the history of Florence.

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