We enjoyed our first full day in Florence. Wake up call at 7am, breakfast at the hotel at 7:45, then off for a walking tour of historic Florence. We saw il Duomo, the Baptistery of St. Giovanni then walked down to the Arno River.
The highlight of the morning was the visit to the leather and jewelry store. We saw a demonstration of local craftsmanship and the students got to witness the details that go into this skill/craft/art. The visit included a fashion show where yours truly had the opportunity to participate (pictured here with Allie Newlon).
After lunch, we had the opportunity to visit the L’ Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s famous statue of the David.
The day was capped off with another traditional Italian meal at Casa Toscana, located in the historic district. Tomorrow brings another full day in Florence.