|The David (Michelangelo)|
The original David stood in this square Palazzo della Signoria but was later moved to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. We figured we’d just tell Grandma this was the original but the boys were too kind.. The minute we walked into the square they informed her of our scheme.
We enjoyed lunch off the square of Piazza di Santa Croce. Thus kicked off the start of our over-indulge-in-pizza-nightly-fest. Not a bad thing for a food lover but not a good thing for the waste-line.
|The Duomo Climbers|
We sat this climb out and let the boys lead Grandma up the stairs of the Duomo, all 400+ stairs. The ceiling of the Duomo has a beautiful painting of the Last Judgement.
As the others took to the stairs, we sat down in a nice little quiet cafe and enjoyed some drinks and people watching.
We did get a break one day in our pizza over-consumption and indulged in the Italian cured meats at the San Lorenzo Food market.
|Taking street art to a new level|
The boys enjoyed climbing on this statue in the Palazzo Pitti. I have to admit, it is one cool statue.
|Trying to strike the same pose|
|A view from the Ponte Vecchio|
An added benefit to traveling with Grandma was a date night! We got to get away for a few hours without kids in Florence &,WOW, that felt so foreign to us, but was well received on our part.