From Rome to Turin Via Florence

Sisters walk into Florence cathedral square.

TURIN – The Project Mornese group left at 7.00 am from Rome to Florence with morning prayer on the bus. After a video presentation on the renaissance city Florence, the group had a two hour tour of the city. Briskly walking on the side walks of the city centre, the group arrived at the cathedral square jostling with the Sunday crowd.
After a brief visit of the cathedral and the baptistery, Sisters walked around the square.
Before the famed David and Hercules, a must photo for every tourist.The next destination was the famed Piazza Signoria, one of the most scenic squares in Italy. Of the many things of interest to the tourists are Michelangelo’s nude David and nude Hercules and Cacus by Bandinelli.
After a walk past the Uffizi Gallery, the group went over to the ponte vecchio (old bridge) a unique bridge which has jewelry shops on both sides.
Moving on further along the banks of the Arno River they saw the Ponte Santa Trinita, or the four season bridge. It is said that famed sculptor and artist Michael Angelo himself supervised the representation of the four seasons.
The group entered Turin in the midst of thundershower which stopped when the pilgrims approached Valdocco and got off at the Piazza Maria Ausiliatrice by 7.30 pm.  At the site of the basilica of Mary Help of Christians and Don Bosco’s statue in the square, the Sisters broke into joyful singing of Maria Auxilium Christianorum.
They were warmly welcomed by Sisters at the provincial house adjacent to the MHC basilica who awaited their delayed arrival. The group had warm dinner and retired for the evening…
Monday, the group will visit Becchi, Morialdo, Mondonio places connected with Don Bosco’s & Dominic Savio.


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