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After a slow start to the morning we managed to get out around 10:30. Our first stop was the Bargello. In addition to having a lot of Michelangelo statues, there are some wonderful early paintings and ivory work. I think my favorite thing in the museum is a wonderful madonna and child from the 13th century. It is one of the earliest paintings that I have seen and the colors on it are still brilliant. Painting during that time was done with strict rules. Faces look Byzantine and the folds of drapery are quite geometric.