Friday, 5th September

Our second day in Florence started badly. Poor Bec was stricken with a migraine and unable to get out of bed. This meant that Keith went to experience the Uffizi art museum on his own, resulting in 37 million photos being taken.

Arriving early, Keith was able to go around and take some photos of impressive locations before any tourist crowds got in the way. The Fountain of  Neptune (below) is an impressive focal point in the Piazza della Signoria, out the front of the Uffizi museum. The other photos here are: The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Ponte alle Grazie, Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinita – the bridges on the river Arno.

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Once the Uffizi actually opened, Keith took his time going through and being blown away at the sheer number of amazing art works. Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, (not Donatello), Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Botticelli, including The Birth of Venus (below).

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Once Bec’s migrane was manageable and we had cleared out from our accommodation, we headed to the walled city of Lucca. This place had been suggested to us before we left and we were not disappointed. The wall that runs around the city has a walkway on top of it that gives great views of the city. We wandered around the wall for a while and then braved the labyrinthine streets to find the best coffee we had experienced in Europe. Although easy to get lost, Lucca is a beautiful place to experience.

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Lucca took up more of our time than had been planned and therefore we made it to our accommodation in Pisa later than expected. Oh well, Leaning Tower tomorrow!

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One Response to Friday, 5th September

  1. Hayley says:

    Lovely photos! Lucca looks super cute

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