Day 1 – Arrival Day

We were all super excited to meet our guide, Matteo, on Day 1 of EGMO and to receive our EGMO bag filled with goodies.

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The morning saw a (damp) stroll along the river Arno and visits to the Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria just near the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio.

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There was not quite enough time to wait in a queue to see the inside of the Duomo today, but it took less than a minute just looking at the outside for Alice to decide it is certainly the most amazing thing she has ever seen in her life.

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Lunch, like breakfast, was a feast and, as Alice’s mum would say, we could all be at risk of coming back like balls.

Lucky for us, the Galileo museum doesn’t not open on Mondays, so we spent the afternoon marveling at incredible ancient geometry sets, admiring Galileo’s work, and, as it turns out, his fingers: “I can’t believe this! I’m finally seeing the master himself” (Alice, spellbound by the two fingers, one thumb, and one tooth of Galileo’s on display).

The recreation room was ready to roll by the time we got back – a room which will no doubt be working hard throughout the week!

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Definitely having too much fun to worry about jetlag …

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