A Day in Florence

I’ll be in Florence, Italy for one full day before I leave for Perugia. Thinking about my time there this past summer, I’ve decided on a few things I want to repeat. One church, one art museum, and lots of walking.

San Miniato al Monte is one of my favorite cathedrals. From the city center, head southeast out of town, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and walk into the hills of Tuscany. The romanesque cathedral is perched on one of the highest points in all of Florence. The scenery and vantage point are absolutely stunning. Make sure to wear good walking shoes! The interior of the cathedral is cool and dark. Looking up at ornately painted, wooden rafters and sitting in perfect silence is well worth the walk.

I’m also looking forward to visiting the Bargello. The Bargello, a former prison, is an art museum that houses works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghiberti, and other great artists of the renaissance. Pros: It’s not as crowded as the Galleria degli Uffizi or the Galleria dell’Accademia. Cons: Michelangelo’s David is in the Accademia.

The way I walk, having to look at everything and stop in every shop, this will probably be a full day. I can barely contain my excitement! A few other things I’m excited to see again are the Ponte Vecchio,

Ponte Vecchio

Orsan Michele

Orsan Michele 23

and the street art.

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