A day in Florence
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July 20th, 2006 – by: davidx
Queuing to get into the cathedral was excruciating but at least we had Brunelleschi's superb 15th century dome to look at. We could not have queued again, as would have been necessary to see the Uffici so we had to be content with the replica of Leonardo's statue of David in Piazzale Michelangelo. This square on a hill was not constructed until the 19th century but provides a magnificent view over te city's many great buildings.
The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) with bildings right across is most impressive - I think perhaps even more so than Venice's Ponte Rialto. Such was the heat that it was really refreshing to sit on a wall looking along the Arno to the bridge from a cuple of streets away with the river forming a sort of wind tunnel.
If I ever go again there will be far more to see than we could bear this time but it will not be in the summer months.
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