Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 6: 3 cities. 1 day.

Bologna - Firenze - Pisa
Phew! What a day. I don't know how we managed it, but we did. Whoohooo! We got up early and made our way to Firenze. 

Firenze (Florence)

Having got to Firenze, we made our to the Duomo and were off to see David. The real one! Followed the map to Galleria dell 'Accademia. The streets were filled with street artist, musicians and fine artists, and graffiti. They lent the perfect mood and made the wait to enter the museum interesting. We even gave our hard earned Euros to the artists, appreciating their talent. There are some things you just had to do :). 

After almost an hour we enter the museum. It holds many of Michelangelo's unfinished sculptures. Listen and you will feel the sculptures talk to you. As you walk through the gallery, you see him. If the copy was so amazing, then believe me when I say that the real David was gorgeous. Tan and I were transfixed. We must have stood starring at David for eternity. Till we realized that we had to go. Mission accomplished. 

Having ogled at David, our train journey to Pisa, which took an hour, was all about David. And what a masterpiece of art it is. 

Check out my pics of Firenze


Well, Pisa was kinda a disappointing. Having made our way to Piazza del Duomo, there wasn't much to see. You have the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Battistero di San Giovanni (The Baptistry of St. John). We spend a few minutes sitting at the steps of the cathedral and watched other tourist clicking the typical tourist snaps. You know the type that has them stopping the tower from toppling. Morons! 

Oh well, the thing that cheered me up in Pisa was a Ferrari flag flying high. Go Ferrari! I also picked up some marble miniatures of the Leaning Tower for my family. 

Well we missed our ride back, the direct train to Bologna, so we had to go via Firenze. At Firenze station we grabbed some hot dogs before we boarded the Eurostar. An expensive ride but we had a pass. We reached Bologna pretty late again. But this time it was close to 10 p.m. Had to take a taxi back, as it was the safest and fastest way. Anyway tomorrow is another exciting day. Venezia here I come. 

Check out my pics of Pisa


  1. YAY YAY YAY!!
    David in all his glory!
    I needed my memory refreshed. Thanx.

  2. @neat_freak - thanks! :) & thanks for bearing up with me