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Florence….The Drive-By Tour

Off the path, and i mean that on so many levels, but doing a quick “drive-by” of Florence Italy. Met a fellow a American lone-wolf traveler and we spent a day hitting the highlights, with a good four hours spent in the Uffizi Museum, an amazing collection of art begun by the Medici Family in the 16th century and the oldest and most astounding art collections under one (very large) roof, besides the Louvre. No major revelations or enlightenments for The Rucksack Foodie, a little resting and reevaluation and just a few images of yet another beautiful Italian city captioned by some of it’s greatest citizens over the ages.

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo – Italian sculptor, painter, architect & poet, considered the creator of the Renaissance, 1475-1564

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
Michelangelo – Italian sculptor, painter, architect & poet, considered the creator of the Renaissance, 1475-1564

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Galileo Galilei – Italian natural Philosopher, Astronomer and Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the development of the scientific method and to the sciences of motion, astronomy and strength of materials, 1564-1642

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
Galileo Galilei – Italian natural Philosopher, Astronomer and Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the development of the scientific method and to the sciences of motion, astronomy and strength of materials, 1564-1642

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Leonardo da Vinci – Italian draftsman, Painter, Sculptor, Architect and Engineer whose genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, 1452-1519

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
Leonardo da Vinci – Italian draftsman, Painter, Sculptor, Architect and Engineer whose genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, 1452-1519

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci – Italian draftsman, Painter, Sculptor, Architect and Engineer whose genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, 1452-1519

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci – Italian draftsman, Painter, Sculptor, Architect and Engineer whose genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, 1452-1519

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII – One of the most popular popes of all times (reigned 1958-63), 1881-1963

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
Pope John XXIII – One of the most popular popes of all times (reigned 1958-63), 1881-1963

6 comments on “Florence….The Drive-By Tour

  1. Bryan Haynes
    March 29, 2014

    Fantastic images Cody! Can’t believe you got all those beautiful shots in a drive by!!! Well done!

    • Rucksack Foodie
      March 29, 2014

      Thanks Bryan!nothing compared to your shots of Cinque Terra for sure!!… But actually more of a ‘walk-by’ than a ‘drive-by’ i guess..lol..

  2. Petra Haynes
    March 29, 2014

    Love these pics! Nice job Cody! You made it to Florence: Yay!!

  3. Anonymous
    March 31, 2014

    WOW! Now I’m more excited than ever for my trip to Florence coming up in September.

  4. Ellie
    March 31, 2014

    WOW! Looks gorgeous! Now I more excited than ever for my trip to Florence coming up in September. Keep up the good work, Cody 🙂

  5. Doug Peters
    April 1, 2014

    Beautiful!

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