Today, July 26, Dan and Rachel walked to the school and joined us for our break between classes at Caffè Martelli for an espresso and a snack. They went to the San Lorenzo market during our second class and then cam back to the school where they met our teachers and our friends. One of Melissa's friends (from the U.S.) asked Melissa why her brother was Mexican!!! We then went to lunch at ZaZa and then to the Uffizi Gallery. Sitting for a few minutes at the Piazza della Signoria we saw the guy with the blue clown hair (that we had seen on our street a few nights ago--and whose picture I included in a previous post). Turns out, he IS a clown and was really quite funny (in a creepy clown sort of way). Melissa met Carly and Jordan in the Piazza and Dan, Rachel and I went home for a little rest.
Tonight we are going to dinner at La Giostra (one of Rachel's favorites and a place she had recommended to me).
|Really wish David and Joel were here|
|Dan and Rachel at Sostanza after our prosciutto and melon antipasto|
|View of the Arno from the Vasari Corridor in the Uffizi|
|View of the bridges of Florence from the Vasari Corridor|
|View of the Palazzo Vecchio from the terrace at the Uffizi|
|Dan, after a long, hot afternoon|
|Rachel looking a little more peppy|