Enjoying the art in lovely Firenze :)
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This would be my 1st whole day in
First stop was a church: Ntra. Sra Annunziata. Just the churches are open so early, hahaha. Why? Well, it was open and was in my way from the bus stop to the Main Square. I didn't know much about it, besides it was really old, but I found a really nice altar, lovely surprise.
One of the art galleries I definitely wanted to visit was the Galeria Uffizzi. When I arrived I saw 2 lines, one for the people with reservations and other one for the others without reservations like me… I was aware this gallery was really popular, always full of people, but didn’t know that could be so bad… Anyway the line wasn’t long yet and it was early, so I decided to give it a shot.
The people who had reservation had an exact time for their tours, lucky them! But I didn't have an appointment, so just had to be patient and do the line... But I was lucky, though. It was around 9am when I went in. Also the time I was doing line, wasn't a waste of time. I met a nice couple who didn't have reservations either, but read about the Gallery and suggested me to focus on the rooms 10th - 14th, where the master pieces were. Super!!!
The Gallery is huge!!! So good, I met this couple and started the tour in a different way than the rest of the people, so I had the art almost just for me :) There was also a special exhibition of Leonardo’s work.
After that I went to the Duomo. This time I went inside the Cathedral and climbed the tower bell of course. Stairs I saw, stairs I had to climb, hahaha. There were 416 steps! It was good, being in shape hahaha. The climbing was worth, I can't describe how beautiful the view of the whole city was. The piazzas, the houses, the roofs, everything was so great! And you would be able to find really great art pieces everywhere you go.
Once I was down, it was around 2pm. I went to
It was a long day, went back to the hostel and chill out there... next stop: Pisa!!!!