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Florence Schedule Shaping Up

Me again! And this time sans Paris Hilton.

I am so excited! I have an appointment to the Uffizi Gallery on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., the Boboli Gardens on Thursday at 1:00 p.m., and the Accademia on Sunday afternoon. The rest of the schedule is all Janet Arnold Colloquium and what it may bring.

What more can a girl want?

The Uffizi was not on the plan of museum visits that appeared in the Conference schedule, and one cannot go to Florence and not visit the Uffizi. Ergo, I shall be there as soon as I get off that plane so help me god.

The other reason for me wanting to visit the Ufizzi is that it is home to the Valois Tapestries. Alas, this morning I checked on it, just to make sure that they were open to the public, and found that they were not. I immediately emailed my trusty hotel, and asked if they could make an appointment in case there were private views to the tapestries. They told me that I was in luck: There is a special exhibit of the most important tapestries at the Boboli Gardens, which include the Valois Tapestries. And they had made a 1 p.m. appointment for me on Thursday.

And of course, I still kept my appointment to the Uffizi, since it is an awesome palace and can't not go there.

That also means that I may miss a portion of the afternoon lectures at the Conference, but it's the Valois Tapestries, dammit, and I cannot be in two places at the same time.

The Tapestries won.

Sunday, I missed the registration to the Conference's extra trip to Pisa. It is full now, and unless a slot becomes available, I won't be able to go. In view of that, I decided to dedicate that afternon to the Accademia, and go see Michealangelo's David. Can't miss spending quality time with a good looking naked guy. Even if he's all made in marble.

Belfebe out.

(For now.)

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deboraaurifex
Oct. 28th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I, for one, am simply green with envy. I hope you take lots of pictures (probably not too difficult a request to honor ;-)
belfebe
Oct. 28th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, yeah! I am bringing my trusty cameras and will go bananas shooting pics. Stay tuned!
stanci
Oct. 28th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
I definitely want to see your pictures when we all get back!!
anotheranon
Oct. 28th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'm not making the Pisa trip either but I'm not hurting too badly - it's Florence, fer pity's sake - I'll find SOMETHING to do!

When do you get to town? We're flying out Saturday, arriving Sunday.
belfebe
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
I get there Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. :-)
lorebubeck
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
You must take many notes too! I would love to go to the Colloquium! Awesomeness!
belfebe
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Will do!
cathgrace
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
I could have sworn the Uffizi was originally on the schedule somewhere, not sure what happened with it though.
belfebe
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
I thought so too, but it wasn't there. It was the Palazzo Pitti, which also rocks. But alas, no Uffizi.
greta_k
Oct. 29th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Even better than than the David are Michaelangelo's "slave" sculptures in the hallway leading up to the David. You really understand Michaelangelo's belief that the image was inheirant in the marble when you view those sculptures.
belfebe
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
I can't wait . . .
strawberrykaren
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Also in Florence
belfebe
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Also in Florence
*Faints*

Thank you!
strawberrykaren
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Also in Florence
De nada. :)

(Of course, if you'd subscribed to the feed for my other blog, at medievalstuff, you'd have known about that exhibit already ...) ;)

belfebe
Oct. 29th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Also in Florence
I didn't know it existed. I have just subscribed. It's really useful! Thanks!
florentinescot
Nov. 1st, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I am so jealous! Enjoy something extra special just for me.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 17th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
valois tapestries
I have recently discovered a copy of the image used for one of the tapestries I was wondering ifyou would like to see it it is for more complex than the tapesry itself and I would love some input.
belfebe
Dec. 17th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: valois tapestries
Sure! But your message came out as anonymous, so I don't know who you are.
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