Monday, April 23, 2012

On to Florence

We took a day trip to Florence... took about 2.5 hours to drive which was much quicker than I was thinking. It was a nice day with a LOT to see. Besides a lot of walking and gaping, we all went to the Galleria degli Ufizzi  and enjoyed some amazing Renaissance art. We saw Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" and " Primavera".

Afterwards we split ways with the 18 year old + crowd and the three of us (me, Husband and P-Diddle) had an outrageously priced gelato (18 euro for three single cones!) and then wandered and took in the sites.

Birth of Venus by Botticelli

 Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Front of the Basilica
Street artist in the morning

Street artist on the way home about 5 hours later.

Statue of  Neptune in the main square

My two escorts
C-Bear with her Belgian friend Sarah, relaxing (Sarah met us for the day in Florence), Eva, Signe and Emil (the infamous  Norwegians). Oh yeh and the infamous P-Diddle in the background looking like he's up to no good!