Out the door early this morning to be the first in line at the Uffizi Gallery! And, we were.

We spent the morning at the Uffizi, viewing works of art that most of us have only seen in reproductions. One student reported goosebumps at walking into the room with the large scale altarpieces by Cimabue, Duccio and Giotto.

We reconnected in the afternoon to look at all of the drawings that everyone has made thus far, including the night time exercise at the bank of the Arno, the drawings made in the Museo del’Opera, and those made from the viewpoint of San Miniato. Everyone continues to spend time in the studio, making additional sketchbooks and reworking previous drawings. The energy and the work ethic are both high.

We gathered for a group dinner at a local restaurant: appetizers, a first course (primo) and a second course (secondo). The majority of the group even had room for gelato on the way home.

Off to San Marco tomorrow morning.

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