The Tour of Tuscany is on the start. The day before Edelweiss always offers a Guided City Tour downtown Florence. We are happy to welcome nearly the whole group to the beauty of this Renaissance town. Stay tuned, more will be on tomorrow....
Dinner at the Villa
the Medici Chapel in San Lorenzo was our first highlight
Bill was even surprised by the beauty of the scaffolding
50 members of the Medici family are buried here
Original Michelangelo - 2 tombs of the Medici
Tiffany and Dan
the "Gates of Paradise" from Ghiberti
they couldn`t top the church for 100 years. They just didn`t know how to do it. Until the genious architect Bruneleschi came. That`s him, still looking on the masterpiec of architecture
another original of Michelangelo - the Bacchus
The Bargello has so much to offer and is really a hidden treasure, no lines, no cruise ship crowds - awesome
another original Michelangelo - Mother Mary with the child
Santa Croce - the second biggest church in Florence
lunch in the middle of the town on a very quite place
Piazza Signoria with the David
round the corner are the Uffici Gallery - the biggest collection of art in the world.
Here Galileo Gallilei - "and yes it´s moving"
Ponte Vecchio - the only bridge in Florence which was not blown up by the Germans at the end of WW II
the whole day was a big WOW
Tiffany at Tiffany`s
Via Tuornabuoni - the street of all the disigners
and ice cream at the end of a day with lots of impression on Piazza Santa Maria Novella
These guys are very skilled.
We have to go back to Villa Pitiana - the welcome briefing will start in an hour
Thank you everybody - it was a pleasure guiding you