DAY 5: FIRENZE
• Uffizi Gallery Museum
o Unfortunately no cameras were allowed in the Uffizi. One of the most unremarkable experiences was seeing The Birth of Venus. I was more mind-blowing in person than in any textbook or and online picture that I have ever seen. We also observed a lot of Mary and child paintings, go figure…
o Wall fresco’s were illustrated in each of the rooms by Fra Lippi. This were painted so that the monks had a focus point while praying.
• That night before dinner we had a very educational wine tasting at Pino’s wine basement that used to be part of an old prison. It was a very interesting space and surprisingly I learn a lot about bruschetta, salami, cheese, balsamic, and wine… Sight, smell, and taste.