I've just arrived in Florence to begin my attendance at Florence Academy of Art. I’ve got a little bit of time before the trimester starts, so I’ve been exploring the city and learning my way around. Here are some photos of my experience so far:
First I went to Santa Croce. Here one can find the tombs of Dante, Rossini and Michelangelo, as well as paintings by Giotto.
|Santa Croce Interior|
|Tomb of Michelangelo|
|Detail: tomb of Michelangelo|
|In light of the Christmas Season, this little Nativity was set up in Santa Croce.|
Next, I took some time to wander the city a bit:
|Side-street view of the Duomo|
|Someone is trying to recreate the bridge of love from Paris on Ponte Alle Grazie|
|Tiny Nutella jar which reads "Ti Amo", "I Love you." I love you too, Tiny-Nutella.|
|Picturesque doors are everywhere|
|Florentine street art. (I believe the term is Esspresione Urbana)|
|Seen in the streets of Florence|
|seen in the streets of Florence|
|Seen at the Bardini Gardens|
|Although not the sight I had planned on seeing, the view of the city from the gardens is spectacular.|
And that’s only the first day.
I can’t wait for school to begin, and to see what the rest of my stay has in store.
Ciao for now!
Italian word for the day: Passeggiare, “to walk”. Florence is definitely a walking city!