Sunday, September 9, 2012

Walking and Waiting

If there is anything I can promise you about a trip to Florence, it is the following:

1. you will walk a lot
2. you will wait in a lot of lines
3. you will see some of the most amazing art in existence

On our first day in Florence, Matthew and I didn't have a real plan. Instead, we checked into our hostel and headed into the city, leaving the rest up to fate (and our map). When the first site we ran across was the famous Ponte Vecchio, we figured our plan would be successful enough.

In the end, we managed to cover quite a lot of ground and saw some really awesome sites/art

Of course, when you running around a city with no real plan of action, you end up doing a lot of unnecessary walking. And I can't lie, by the end of the day, we were pretty dead. 

The next day and a half were a little more structured. They involved much less walking and way more standing in line. To get into the Accademia di Belle Arti to see Michelangelo's David, we spent almost 3 hours in line. The line to the Uffizi Museum lasted around 2 hours. But, you know what, getting to see pieces like Botticelli's Birth of Venus made all the waiting pretty worth while.
So you're not technically supposed to take pictures in the Uffizi, but I figured that was more of a suggestion than a rule...

1 comment:

Alex Butts said...

I'm impressed you actually saw David. I settled for the outside 'replicas' and I've been to Florence twice.

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