Monday, October 24, 2011

Accademia di Belle Arti

After getting chucked out of Zecchi (we had arrived 25 minutes before closing time), I found myself strangely inspired to do arty things.

We had neither the money nor the time to go to all the galleries we would have liked. We tried to book ahead for a spot at the Uffizi but it was booked solid all weekend (there really isn't an off season for Florence).

So we decided not to rush around trying to see everything and spent most of the day Sunday at the Accademia to see the David and the Prisoners there, doing what the Accademia was established for in 1563 by Cosimo de Medici.

What art students have done in Florence for centuries.

I especially liked Bartolini marbles and plaster casts.

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