Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Ciara Gold's day in Florence
Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore. Construction on the Duomo began in 1296 and several architects had a hand in its creation until it was completely finished in 1887. The dome was quite a marvel to behold.
Next we visited the Uffizi Gallery and next the Academia Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed. David was constructed out of inferior marble and Michelangelo had to work around the flaws. It was originally commissioned to be placed high on the roofline of the Florence Cathedral but because of its size, it was placed in the square instead.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
We also toured the Piazza Della Signoria. The plazza was full of sculptures that drew you in with their since of emotion and movement.