It’s been a while since I posted the last post. I was focused on Instagram for a while. 😀 I have many travel pics to post. I’ll try to put them asap. (Follow me on instagram @this_is_duru)
We went to Boboli garden in Palazzo Pitti. The garden was exhibiting some sculptures by Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone.
After visiting Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo, We just strolled through quiet streets. Found some beautiful houses and ate Panforte, traditional dessert in Siena. We met street art and enjoyed music from street musicians. And we hurried to train station to not to miss the last train. Arrivederci Siena!
Piazza del Campo! It’s the public square in Siena. This square is special because it’s on a slight slope. Palio di Siena, a horse race is held twice each year around the edges of this square.
We had pici pasta, local special food as a lunch in Piazza del Campo. This pasta is thick like fat spaghetti. It’s very fun to chew it.
MAMbo! MAMbo! It’s such a cute name! We went to MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. There was American artist, Nick Van Woert exhibition. It presents Van Nick’s 33 works. It was very first time to see his works. So as soon as I saw his works, I thought this was exhibition from many artists. Because it presents a variety of his works. I was so ridiculous!
There is Italian painter, Giorgio Morandi Museum in MAMbo. He is famous for still life. They have his significant works. It’s good to visit there. It’s not allowed to take a picture. So I have nothing to show you.
We went to Bologna just for one day. It was raining when we arrived from Florence. But we didn’t need umbrella, because we walked along a roofed arcade to go to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca. This arcade, Portico di San Luca consist consists 666 arches. There were some people were jogging. But it was bit hard for me to climb to the top. I’ll take a cab to climb up and go down by walk for the next time. Take drinks with you, if you have a plan to go by walk.
We went Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. This Basilica is principal Dominican church in Florence. Frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance are famous. Reflection of colorful stained glasses on the floor was awesome.
And we went to the oldest pharmacies Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Wow! It was opened in 1612. This house is really huge and smells good. You can get what you want because shopping lists in many languages were displayed.