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Italy 2018 - Day 2, Florence 
10th-Jul-2018 07:52 pm
And, so on Day 2 we went to Florence ... one place I have always wanted to visit (as had Dad), and I wasn't disappointed.

My only moan would be the terrible organisation of getting into the Uffizi. The queue was very long, and security so, so, so slow. Considering we had pre-booked tickets, as well, it made it even more annoying, but am glad I went.

Santa Crois, inside & out
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Rossini's Grave
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Believed to be the original inspiration for the Statue of Liberty
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Gallileo's grave
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Dante's Grave
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The Uffizi

Michelangelo's "Medusa"
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Leonardo da Vinci's unfinished "Adoration of the Magi"
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Leonado's "Baptism of Christ"
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Roman statue - "Hermaphrodite"
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Botticelli's "Venus"
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Around Florence
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The Ponte Veccio (the original bridge of the city)
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Davi (well a copy, as the original is inside to make sure it doesn't degrade any further)
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The Duomo
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Around the city
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I think, overall, Florence was my favourite city of the trip.
10th-Jul-2018 10:38 pm (UTC)
This place looks amazing!!!
13th-Jul-2018 03:49 pm (UTC)
These cities are truly special
11th-Jul-2018 06:12 pm (UTC)
I was there once, a long time ago, and your pictures still look familiar; it was a city that left an impression!
13th-Jul-2018 03:50 pm (UTC)
My first visit ... but so hard to try to capture more than glimpses of the city
11th-Jul-2018 09:55 pm (UTC)
Florence is beautiful, and I really love the Ponte Vecchio. But still, of the two I preferred Siena, because it's more warm and earthy, if you know what I mean.
13th-Jul-2018 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think Siena was my favourite ... but both are better than Rome (photos to come!)
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