Florence Won My Heart

Florence Won My Heart
How Florence won my heart!  The majesty of the duomo, the beauty of the art, the children Florence bore–from Dante to Galileo to Michelangelo–are inspiring.  
     How I loved leading students through the Uffizzi, telling them about the early Renaissance altarpieces of Cimabue, Giotto and Simone Martini; Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Primavera; Michelangelo’s one round painting, the Holy Family; the Laocoon; Bernini’s San Lorenzo; Gentelleschi and Georges de la Tour and Caravaggio.  What a feast for the eyes, heart and soul!