Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 02 A visit to the Academia Museum

No visit to Florence (Firenze) is complete without a visit to see THE David Statue which is housed in its own museum, the Academia Museum. Quite spectacular, so much so, you can see the veins in the hands carved in marble. If I remember correctly, Michaelangelo was about 24-26 at the time he did this, and even hand-selected the marble slab himself. There is a replica in the plaza, but that doesn't do justice to the real thing.

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