May 20, 2013   //   by Daniela   //   Blog, Daniela  //  1 Comment
We arrived in Florence on Friday the third of May. We’d come by train from Montevarchi. The whole trip we passed small rundown stations, so when we arrived at Florence  station we were surprised at how big and modern it was (even though Papi continuously said it was). First we went to Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. But we couldn’t get in so we went to see Donatello’s David (David and Goliath). I thought it looked gentile, David stands in a very female position and looks like a child. Michelangelo’s Bacchus (Roman god of wine) looks dizzy and unsteady, like he is about to fall over. Made for Raffaele Riario whom rejected it and was sold instead to Jacopo Galli. Giambologna’s Mercury is supposed to look as if floating but it doesn’t give much of that impression to me.



We saw all these in Nazionale del Bargello.

Then we went to Piazza della Signoria a famous square. There we saw a sculpture of Perseus slaying Medusa by Cellini Medusa had snakes coming  not only out of her head but also her neck where she was slayed  . But the highlight was a drinking fountain that ran two spouts, one natural water, the other sparkling water. Finally we saw Michelangelo’s David and sculptures of slaves by Michelangelo that were unfinished. If you look at Davids eyes you will see that they are heart shaped. When we left we were tired. We got ice cream and went back to “our little house in Tuscany” .
donatello david

Donatello’s David

Miclangelo david

Michelangelo’s David

1 Comment

  • Dany,

    I spent couple hours looking at your blog, all those places look magical, I want to go everywhere, you kids are having a bless.

    You, Avia and Yannay look taller, can’t wait to see you

    Miss you all!