Firenze and more

Hi! I know it’s been a week since I’ve been on here. I didn’t mean to be MIA from my beloved blog, but the events of the Palio (see next post) put everything on hold. Last Friday, I attended the Concerto finale del Corso di Pianoforte Lilya Zilberstein (docente) at the Palazzo Chigi Saracini. The palazzo was very beautiful inside and out. I felt like I took a major leap back in time because the room the concert was in looked like practically antique and there was no air conditioning. I saw ladies who were dressed up and using decorative fans as a means to stay cool. The classical concert was held by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena’s music institute and showcased some great pianists. I enjoyed the music and was very glad to go sit outside at the Campo afterwards.

Palazzo Chigi interior Ceiling of the concert room Palazzo Chigi

The next day, I woke up bright and early for a day trip to Florence (Firenze) with some friends. Florence is the lively neighbor of Siena. There was so much to see and eat there, and a lot more shops! We didn’t plan the day at all so we took our time to leisurely walk around the city and take in the sites. The There was a street that was purely gioiellieri (jewelery stores). The Fiume Arno river that runs through the city reminded me of the waterways in Venice and it was simply stunning to walk along the riverside. It was a hot but enjoyable day, and I even got some shopping-time in before we took the train back!

Il Duomo- Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore palazzo vecchio a replica of Michelangelo's David, left of the museum entrance L'Arno (the Arno River) leading down to Piazza del Pesce 

[p.s. Some of my photos above are not rotated correctly because wordpress is not cooperating with me, and not due to my lack of effort lol. You can see these photos and more on the photoblog once it gets uploaded there :)]

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