In a message dated 10/28/2003 7:44:21 PM Eastern Standard Time,
I have a chance to go to Florence for two weeks. A friend is showing at
the Florence Bienale in early Dec.and I can go along to help :). Can
any of you who have been give me some reccommendations about this place
of high honour in art and art history? Thank you
Ahh, Florence, my favorite spot to paint! Definitely take your canvases, if
you are a painter. You will fall in love with your surroundings! I've only
been to the famous Bienale in Venice in the summer and it is really something to
see. Please tell me about the Florence one when you return. Of course,
don't miss seeing Michelangelo's David. My advice is to purchase tickets in
advance or you will stand in line for hours waiting to buy a ticket. E-mail a
site now called "Week-end in Florence" to order tickets. There is a separate
line for ticket holders and you won't have to wait to go in. If you have trouble
getting tickets, e-mail me privately and I'll give you more info.
If you have never been to Rome, take the train and go to the Vatican to see
the Sistine Chapel. That should be on everyone's list of MUST SEE places in
the world. How a man painted like that is beyond me, and probably the most
spectacular art you'll ever see.
But, getting back to Florence...most importantly, lol, Florence is the home
of the BEST gelato in all of Italy, and the owner won first place in Italy's
gelato contest to prove it. It is called il David Antica Gelateria on Via S.
Antonino n 28r. It is a side street right of the main flee market ones. If you
are a chocolate lover (like moi, or should I say mia), get the choclate with
everything in it.
Have fun, lucky you!
Susan on Long Island