Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Florence- Day 9 The Uffitzi

*All of these images were pulled off line, since you can't take any pictures in the Uffizi Gallery. *

Botticelli: The Birth of Venus

What can I say about the Uffizi Gallery? It was huge. It was mind blowing. It was overwhelming. It was absolutely incredible. We had an amazing tour guide who took us through and showed us some of the highlights in about three hours.

Botticelli: La Primavera

Piero della Francesca: Battista Sforza and Frederico da Montefeltro (front)

Piero della Francesca: Battista Sforza and Frederico da Montefeltro (back)

Titian: Venus of Urbino

Parmigianina: Madonna with the Long Neck

This painting has always creeped me out, but now I can say that I've seen it in person.

Some of us decided to have lunch at the cafe in the gallery, so that we could stay longer and wound up spending another hour and a half there. We really wanted to go through the special Carvaggio exhibit where this was the only actual Carvaggio:

But they had Artemisa Gentileschi's Judith Beheading Holofernes:

We figured it wasn't so much an exhibit of Carvaggio's works, but more of an exhibit on the style of Carvaggio.

After that, we spent quite awhile in the gift shop, where I picked up two books on Saints. We had a few hours before dinner, so we decided to head to the little laundromat down the street from the hostel and do a few loads. With wine and beer and snacks of course!

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