Friday, February 10, 2012

Views of Italy: Florence

Florence is as American a place as you'll find outside the U S of A. Everyone speaks English well, they're friendly, and hundreds of American art students wander the streets.

Walking through the city, you quickly gain the understanding of why so many artists and artisans flocked to the city during the Renaissance period. It just 'feels' artistic. The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see, and the Galleria dell'Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, worth the trip to Florence alone. No matter your expectations, the sculpture will exceed them.

I hadn't planned on having Kidd visit Florence in the sequel to Number 181, but I'm going serious thought to changing the Rome locale to Firenze, as the locals call it. The Duomo is amazing and gives visitors a gorgeous view of the entire town and countryside.

I'm looking forward to getting back to writing, but Florence is certainly providing inspiration.
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