I thought buying bags would help with my packing situation....

Florence Travel Blog

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Enjoying the warm sun in Florence- after eating yummy gelato :).

We have seen so much here it is hard to remember it all!  Especially when I am in an internet cafe and don´t have my journal....  I´ll do my best :)

We have been to 5 museums and churches and have not even scratched the surface of what is here.  Day 1 was the Bargello and Uffizi museums, both of which were very crowded, but also very beautiful and filled with amazing art.  Michelangelo was a very busy man here in Florence.  Day 2 was the Acadamia where we saw the infamous David, which truly is amazing and much bigger than you think it´s going to be.  I had to cut out of that museum early though because one of our students cut her foot and had to go to the hospital to get stitches.

The palace in Florence- one of the most unique buildings we've seen.
  She was already there when I got there and looked quite relieved to see me- I can imagine it´s a bit stressful to talk to someone about sewing you up when they don´t understand English...  it turned out fine though and I even managed to find 1 of the 2 open pharmacies in the city that day.  I´m getting good at this group leader thing :).

After the Academia we went to Santa Maria del Carmine, a church that survived a terrible fire and has some amazing frescos.  The next day we saw the Medici Chapel- an unfinished work by Michelangelo that was very interesting to learn about.  This was also the day that I bought leather goods for people and doomed myself to a life of baggage hell.  One would think that bags would make life easier for a traveler, but actually small ones just take up more room in your existing big ones :).

A view from the Piaza Michelangelo- the city is so pretty!
  Oh well, I made it work and I am going to have a very happy boyfriend, sister, mother and grandmother for it...

We had fabulous food here in Florence as well.  Jason took us to the best gelato place I´ve seen and I was forced to go back for another one later.   We actually had fabulous food in all of Italy, so Spain has a lot to live up to in that respect.  It probably wouldn´t really hurt me to miss a couple of meals at this point though, which is good because I hear they love the meat where we´re going next....

Italy, I have loved you dearly but it´s time to move on.  I hope Spain has enough sangria for 44 crazed American students and 4 weary group leaders...

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