We are in the last week of our program and one of our last few days in Florence. It is hard for all of us to believe. On Wednesday, we depart for Venice.

This morning, we decided to give the students multiple options to visit the museum or site of their choice. While the state museums are closed on Mondays, there are still many options available, such as the Boboli Gardens,  the Pitti Palace,  the Medici Chapel. the  Archeological Museum,  Leonardo da Vinci Museum, the  Pietra Dura Museum, the History of Florence Museum, Casa Buonarotti, Medici Riccardi Palace, Palazzo Vecchio, the  Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, the Stibbert Museum, and the Church/Museum of Orsanmichele.

We gathered again at 4:00 to clean-up the studio and to have an artists’ reception. We had a chance to look at everyone’s work, talk about what we liked, and then snacked on olives, focaccia, meat, cheese and fruit.