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After our sortie yesterday afternoon we knew we had a lot to see today so set off early and by 8.45 we were at the Uffizi Gallery, one of the foremost art galleries in the world I suppose. With our special cards we went pretty much straight in, missing the queue. We left at 13.00 and by the end we were not doing the rooms justice. The place is just huge. They do a good job of restricting the numbers in the gallery (hence the big queues) so if you avoided the inevitable ...
... display these. It helps understand his method. Left here feeling inspired!
Next I took a walk to the duomo which is also right down the street from where I'm staying. The outside of this cathedral is so beautiful. Pink and green and striped. The inside is a little tamer than I would have guessed but it's still beautiful.
Wandered through the Pallazzo Vecchio and took pics of the stunning sculptures outside - including a replica of David. The ...
Woke up early to head to Florence. I had overslept, still no phone so still no alarm so we ran to catch the bus but all worked out. Took about 40mins to bus in. Some pretty good views as we came into the city. Started the morning the best way, with McDonald's :) everyone abused the wifi in order to plan the day and find an open Irish pub. All except piers and Jen went to see David. Had to wait in line just over an hour but it was definitely worth it. The famous sculpture done ...
... each. Train travel in Italy is comfortable, clean and reasonably priced. We had to change trains in La Spezia and Pisa. One out of two elevators worked in La Spezia (we learnt that you have to hold in the elevator button the entire time the lift comes up and goes down) and both worked in Pisa. We arrived in Florence around 12.30pm. We walked about 15 minutes to our hotel - Novella House. It is wonderful. We have a ...
... ever... Dean actually paused momentarily in his tracks.. Getting there in the evening was the best decision we had made, there were no where near as many people and we could get a perfect view from all angles, they even let us take photo's for a while.
So brilliant is the workmanship, Dean noticed that the facial recognition software on our camera recognises the face of ...
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