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Florence, Italy

Italy makes it into the Eurocup Finals

sunny 90 °F

Crowds filled the courtyards of the city on this warm summer night. We were in Florence ready to support the home team in the Eurocup (soccer) Finals against Spain.

After the crushing defeat, we walked around the lit up Duomo which seemed almost like a fake backdrop.

We aren’t much into waiting in long lines to see old painting so we skipped the Uffitzi museum and enjoyed a more peaceful Galileo Museum of Science. We really enjoyed learning about all the old math tools, the first telescopes, and crazy contraptions for telling time and dates. In the basement there was a rotating exhibit called ‘Geometry meets art’ that had some really interesting displays using mirrors and different perspectives to create symmetrical art from something warped and barely recognizable. This piece had a spherical mirror in the middle that reflected the odd shaped numbers in a perfect clock.

We toured the city by bike in search of a few local recommendations. One of which included a little hole in the wall restaurant followed by the best gelato ever at Gelateria de Medichi! We rode over the Ponte Vechio and by the fake statue of David where we tried to convince some tourists that they used Kevin’s calves as the model for some of the more muscular statues…

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 03:08 Archived in Italy

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