Ceramic making has been a tradition in Florence since Renaissance days. This morning we’ll enjoy a hands-on experience of this craft at Sbigoli Terrecotte, a family run shop that’s been turning out masterpieces since 1857. An artisan will lead us in learning the basics of ceramic painting, and each of us will create a piece to take home for a precious souvenir.
There will be a break for shopping, sight-seeing, and lunch at your leisure.
This afternoon we’ll visit one of the world's most famous museums: the Uffizi Gallery. We’ll be guided through splendid rooms, focusing on masterpieces that glorify females—by such greats as Giotto, Botticelli, and da Vinci, and take a leisurely break at the terrace caffe, with its magnificent view.
Tonight, a fortifying Florentine meal may fit the bill. Those who wish to join me for a Dutch treat dinner may come along to one of my favorite trattorias, where the specialty is bistecca=beefsteak, exquisitely done in lively surroundings.
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