‘After a day relaxing in his apartment on the Arno River in Pisa, The Travel Bug woke the next morning and demanded his humans take him to Florence…’
As they’re very obedient humans, the packed him in to the car and flitted away to the capital of the region of Tuscany. These are the fascinating facts that TTB uncovered while he was crawling and flying around Florence…
Travel Bug discovered that the photos that millions of tourists take of the Statue of Michelangelo’s David located isn’t actually the real thing. This statue outside the Palazzo Vecchio one is only a copy! The real Statue of David is kept in the slightly safer venue of Galleria dell’Academia. This means there are two statues of David, but only one can genuinely be called Michelangelo’s. Travel Bug was rather surprised to see that David doesn’t wear any clothes. It must be a bit cold in the winter time. Maybe David’s Mum brings him a blanket at night or he sleeps in a warm bed next to some humans, like Travel Bug does…
1/3 of the most important works of in IN THE WORLD are located in Florence. This is according to UNESCO. TTB promises not to touch anything he’s not supposed to as he doesn’t want to get squished by any angry security guard. Or his humans before they’re dragged off to jail.
During World War 2, the Germans blew up every bridge in Florence, with the exception of the famous Ponte Vecchio. Apparently, Hitler thought this bridge was far too beautiful to destroy. The Travel Bug agrees – but he thinks everything in Florence is beautiful.
Do you have any fascinating facts about Florence to share with The Travel Bug?
Hasta pronto, amigos!