Ciao Florence, Italy
“The Creator made Italy by designs from Michelangelo.”
– Mark Twain
We grabbed our train from Lugano and headed south for our next stop, Florence. The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture including Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture, Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation”. Every turn is breathtaking. Another cold front has hit Europe so we saw snow in northern Italy from the train.
|Snow in northern Italy|
|mmmmm first dinner in Italy, pasta.|
In the afternoon after Grayson's epic 3 hour nap (!!!) we stood in a shorter line for one of Florence's most iconic sights, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.
Then for dinner. Pizza. Because Italy.
|I think the Duomo is even more beautiful at night|