|The Katti House is old and comfortable, but I do not spend much time there because there is too much to see here. I had supper with an Australian teacher thefirst night here and she made several good suggestions which I am following up on. The Academia Museum / mostly religious art and the Uffizzi Museum / everything the Medici family collected were like an art history book come to life. Michaelangelo's David, so many Pieta and Madonna paintings in the Academia were great, and I need to find another word for that. In the Uffizzi, I liked the 1400 paintings as I could see the way art changed from then to the 1600s. The Birth of Venus - on the half shell was lovely and luminous. So many paintings, so much art, and then the view of the Ponte Vecchio across the Arne River. U of Alabama fans would be proud of their band as it performed in the square i front of the Uffizzi, complete with a few majorettes and the proud crimson tide flags. I stayed in that area to enjoy another concert in a church just on the north side of the Arne River -- music fron Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns, music from Fellini films, and rounded off withAmerican pop classics like I Could Have Danced All Night. I took a cab back to my hotel and slept well. Lots of walking. Today, the Duomo, smaller museums, more gelato / ice cream... there's always time for a gelato! on to Venice tomorrow. Bella Italia!