Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11, 1969 Florence, Italy

We spent the best part of the day in the Uffizi Galleries.  The museum is a 16th century building adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria.   Here is the gallery as seen from the Palazzo Vecchio.
Galleria degli Uffizi court crop

By Samuli Lintula (Wiki Commons) [CC BY 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Uffizi Gallery hallway
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By Paolo Villa [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons
Botticelli Venus
Wikipedia has lots of pictures of additional art works found in the museum.
We also found time to go shopping and I bought more gloves.  They must have been gifts as I only remember having one pair for myself.

With five days in the hotel and gloves I spent $37.37.

9 comments:

  1. Museums are so much nicer in Italy!

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    1. Having the Medici family buying up everything surely helped the collection. But the architecture is stunning. No wonder Catherine the Great hired an Italian to design her Russian Palaces.

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  2. What a huge museum. Your second pic reminded me of the Galleries des Glaces in Versailles. Some wonderful artwork.

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    1. That second pic reminds me of a long hallway in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.

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  3. Had a wonderful day here in 1983. Spent a lot more than $37.37, but the experience was priceless. Came home with gloves, too, and wore them until they fell apart.

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    1. Yes, all of my trips now are a lot more expensive.

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  4. $37.37, wow after 5 days! Amazing! That won't even get one person into some of the attractions here in the Phoenix area like the aquarium, zoo, etc.

    betty

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    1. 50 years makes a big difference.

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  5. This is on my bucket list to see and savour every moment

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