5/20/16 – More Florence

Daily Update: Friday, May 20, 2016

Another great day in Florence, as we visited Ponte Vecchio and attended a leather-making demo. Leather making is a renowned Florence craft that was really interesting to watch and learn about.

Ponte Vecchio was really awesome to see from afar, and even better up close. The bridge spans over the Arno River and features shops that were charming and quaint.

Our group was also able to see the wildly popular statue of David. Even though the statue was a replica, it was still incredible to see. The detail that was achieved on such a large piece was amazing and really makes you appreciate the art when you are able to witness it in person. The replica currently sits in the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. The real statue of David, a fixture of the Piazza for 400 years, was moved to The Galleria dell’Accademia to protect it from the weather and vandalism.

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