(Almost) Wordless Wednesday
Over the extended winter break from school, our family made a visit to three of Italy’s most prominent cities: Rome, Florence (with a side trip to Pisa), and Venice. I realize that these photo journal posts aren’t the most riveting, but I feel obligated to save off some of the better pictures in case my hard drive crashes!
This was my fourth time to Florence and it gets better with every visit. The sights and food available in this relatively small town are second to none. It really wasn’t hard to improve on my first visit when I was pick pocketed by some kids decades ago. Florence was recently added to our new list of “places to which we’d consider moving for a summer or longer”.
One of the best conversations to come from this most recent trip was between my mom and our boys (via FaceTime).
Grandma: “So, did you see the sculpture of David?”
Boys: “Which one?”
Grandma: “Whaddya mean, which one?”
Boys: “Michelangelo’s or Bernini’s?”
Grandma: (laughing) “Good point!”
(Bernini’s life-size marble sculpture of David can be found in the Borghese Gallery in Rome where we had seen it a few days prior to Michelangelo’s 17-foot tall version located in Florence)