Day 2 in Florence, Italy

I am back with information on my first full day in Florence, Italy. The day had a rather busy start as my mother and I scrambled to get out of our Airbnb on time for a reservation I had made at the Galleria Dell’ Accademia museum. We first thought we would attempt to walk 30 minutes away to the gallery… but my GPS wasn’t working and we were already running late… so taking a taxi seemed to be the best option.

Once at the museum we were in awe of the beautiful renaissance art. For me in particular, getting to see Michelangelo’s David was a real privilege. I remember learning about the statue when I took AP European History in high school but it was so incredible getting to see it in person.

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Michelangelo’s David

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We got to see other amazing renaissance pieces:

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Another favorite part of the museum was seeing lots of renaissance sculptures.

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Awkward picture because why not?

After being in awe over the museum we decided to stop by a nearby café for some coffee and sweets!

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Americanos because Italians drink Espresso shots 

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We had a leisurely walk afterwards.

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We went to a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden filled with works from the renaissance era.

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Fun fact: the practice sculpture of this piece is located in the museum that we visited earlier in the day. 

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Afterwards we walked to a local restaurant that our Airbnb host had recommended for lunch… and man was it amazing! The pasta was the best we had eaten in Italy and the soup was also very good.

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On the left there is traditional Italian “soup” although they eat it with bread and olive oil

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After our lunch we walked to another restaurant recommended by our hosts for dessert, coffee and tea!

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Recommended by my waiter

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Cheesecake with frutti di bosco for my mother!

After dessert we continued to walk and admire the streets of Florence.

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We found a nice and sunny area and decided to take a nap.

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After the nap we went on another small hike and following that stopped at a tea place for some refreshments and wifi.

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We decided to buy a few grocery items for dinner.

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Champagne from Italy

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And we walked up to the high point to see the city like we had the day before.

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Bread, cheese, olives and champagne for dinner with a sunset!

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We watched the sunset over the beautiful city.

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We had such a pleasant last full day in Florence together. Tomorrow we are headed for Venice! (Funny side story is that when we greeted the taxi driver for the ride back to the BNB my mother said “Hola!”, I guess she is still thinking she is in Spain!)

Worry less and smile more. 

 

 

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