Florence Day 8

Our day started off going to the Accademia, which is home to Michelangelo's David and unfinished soldiers. This was another museum that you were not allowed to take pictures in, but that was okay because I don't think I'll ever forget the view of the statue of David. Of course, we sat down and listened to Rick Steves audio tour on the statue and learned so much about the work of Michelangelo. It is said that Michelangelo would not make his own images out of marble, but he would reveal what God had already placed inside the block of marble. It was up to him to remove the excess and use his God given talents to reveal what God had designed on the inside.

Also inside the Accademia is the Museum of Musical Instruments. Coming from a very musical family, I especially enjoyed this exhibit. There were various versions of the piano, violin, trombone, flute, and countless others. Very interesting to see how far our designs have come!

On leaving the Accademia, we walked around and found a great place for lunch. We decided to catch a shot of JT's jellyfish wound. Looks like it's getting better!

After lunch, we headed on a Renaissance audio tour of Florence. Lead by none other than... Rick Steves. We started at the Duomo, covered in nothing but red, green, and white marble.

We also saw Uffizi and walked along the Via de Calciuolli, the main street to do shopping between the religious and political center. We finished our tour at the Ponte Vecchio, where there are lovers and live serenades every night.