- Santa Maria Novella Church
- Santa Maria del Fiore
- Florence Gelato
- Ponte Vecchio
- Uffizi Gallery
Santa Maria Novella Church
The next morning, our first stop was Santa Maria Novella church which was near our inn.
Took a few pictures then headed out to Santa Maria del Fiore duomo.
Santa Maria del Fiore
The duomo was a bit confusing to find (big as it is), because there was a church with a dome just like it. The del Fiore is huge, with a matching large dome.
We got to the entrance to the church and climbed to the top. The view is spectacular…
After enjoying the view, we headed down, then looked around the cathedral. There are lots of souvenir shops nearby so we did some shopping as well.
Got our lunch at a nearby cafe. Food was alright, with a reasonable price. Also tried the gelato in Florence for dessert.
We enjoyed walking and looking around on our way to Ponte Vecchio. The Uffizi gallery is in this area too. There are a lot of beautiful sculptures in the area like a copy of David, The Rape of the Sabine Women, etc. There are also street performers and artists lined up. Overall this area is a great place to hang out, take pictures, and relax.
We visited the Uffizi Gallery. Inside there are lots of famous paintings and sculptures. No photos are allowed inside, just like Galleria Borghese in Rome.
Pizza Al Taglio
Tried some of the pizza al taglio on the way. It was excellent. Ingredients were very basic: dough, mozarella, basil and tomato but the pizza was so good. We tried risotto as well in a nearby cafe.
We then went to Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. We had a reservation for this as well. This is necessary because the queue for ticketing without reservations was really long. No photo taking inside here as well.
Florence is a city that you can just walk around leisurely. We were just taking photos along the way and having snacks here and there. There wasn’t any rush in our itinerary. After we were done, we went back to the inn, got our bags and headed for the Firenze SMN station.