Enjoying the art in lovely Firenze :)

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Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Just like a dream...

This would be my 1st whole day in Firenze and wanted to visit as much as possible, why? Well I was thinking I'd spend 2 days here after all, hehehe. I love art and architecture, but wanted to see more, hehe. Anyway, I woke up early - what a surprise! Hahaha.

 

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.

Sta. Maria di Fiore
I could enjoy art from Tizziano, Goya, Brugue, il Greco, etc.

 

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 San Lorenzo neighborhood and found a market. There were a lot of streets vendors trying to sell fake brand purses, sunglasses, hahaha. I thought this only happened in Peru, hahaha. But their products looked much better, hahaha. I didn't buy any, but found a nice scarf and pashmina, hahaha. Then I kept on walking and arrived to the station: Sta. Maria Novelle, wanted to check the schedules for my train for tomorrow. Where was I going? Pisa! Well, in my way back I found the Outlets, hahaha, and realized that I "needed" to buy a couple of stuffs. Hahaha.

 

It was a long day, went back to the hostel and chill out there... next stop: Pisa!!!!

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Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Just li…
Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Just l…
Basilica SS Annunziata
Basilica SS Annunziata
Sta. Maria di Fiore
Sta. Maria di Fiore
Piazza della S.S. Annunziata
Piazza della S.S. Annunziata
Piazza della S.S. Annunziata - oth…
Piazza della S.S. Annunziata - ot…
entrance to Uffizzi Gallery
entrance to Uffizzi Gallery
Leonardo - a master!
Leonardo - a master!
Giovanni Boccacio
Giovanni Boccacio
Macchiavello
Macchiavello
just keeping everything in order
just keeping everything in order
Campanile
Campanile
Interior of the Campanile
Interior of the Campanile
the view of the Duomo from the Cam…
the view of the Duomo from the Ca…
Piazza del Duomo view
Piazza del Duomo view
detail of the walls and restoring …
detail of the walls and restoring…
inside
inside
view from Piazza del Duomo
view from Piazza del Duomo
Piazza Badia
Piazza Badia
view of the city - Sta Maria Novel…
view of the city - Sta Maria Nove…
view of the city - Michelangelo Pi…
view of the city - Michelangelo P…
view of the city - Sta. Croce Chur…
view of the city - Sta. Croce Chu…
roofs of the city
roofs of the city
detail Piazza San Lorenzo
detail Piazza San Lorenzo
another detail at San Lorenzo
another detail at San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo Patio
San Lorenzo Patio
Inside San Lorenzo
Inside San Lorenzo
Sta Maria Novelle station - well T…
Sta Maria Novelle station - well …
just climbing to arrive to the hos…
just climbing to arrive to the ho…
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