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September 27, 2008

Italy – Florence Part 2

From Accademia we headed to the Uffizzi gallery. On the way enjoyed the sculptures including the replica of David in Piazza della Signoria.

David replica at Piazza Della Signoria

David replica at Piazza Della Signoria

 

We had to wait around 45 minutes to get inside Uffizzi. We spent around 2 hours soaking in the paintings and sculptures by various artists. Relaxed for a few minutes in the cafe upstairs. Nice view of Florence from there. 

From there we headed to Piazza Michael Angelo via Ponte Vecchio the famous old bridge with gold market on both sides.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio


On the way, had awesome gelato at Gelateria Carrozze. Awesome pista flavor.  With gelato in hand, walked on the crowded Ponte Vecchio while glancing the gold jewellery shops. It was a good 45 minute walk to Piazza Michael Angelo.  The last 10 -15 minutes were climbing steps on a hill. Huffing and Puffing reached the Piazza at around 7pm to watch the sunset over Florence. The view was beautiful. Lot of people were sitting there painting the beautiful scenary. Relaxed there for an hour soaking in the beauty of Florence and the green David replica in the Piazza.

After another pista gelato on the way, headed back to the hotel. Went to a nearby trattoria for dinner. Not that good for vegetarians. After an ok meal, came out and saw the beautiful Duomo in night light. It was so breathtaking. So went back to hotel and brought back the tripod. Then started clicking away the awesome Duomo, Baptistry and the Campenile.

Duomo Baptistery at Night

Duomo Baptistery at Night

After spending sometime in the plazza, came back and called it another wonderful long day!!

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