Monday, June 4

On June 4 we traveled by train from Florence to Venice for a very quick visit. We did not stop for the American breakfast offered at the McDonalds in the train station. What does that sign say about Americans food choices?

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Sunday, June 3

Last day in Firenze! We visited the Pitti Palace of the Medici. Ironically, the throne room also included Christ on His throne, quite a statement of affinity. We walked through more than 50 some rooms stuffed floor to ceiling with Rubens, Titians, Tintorettos, and painted ceilings.

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Saturday, June 2

Today we visited the uffizi gallery. It was exhausting to see miles of renaissance and medieval art all compacted into one space. However, we enjoyed the Botticelli gallery and the Caravaggios. I am drawn to the dichotomies.

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Friday, June 1

We (Holly and Karen) stayed an extra night in Rome meeting with former colleague, Sr. Jaculin Manders. We got a lesson on Roman public bus system from her.

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