Railtrip through Italy: Firenze

 

17/08/2017: FIRENZE

We left Rome early in the morning to take the train that was going to bring us to Firenze, our second stop. Three hours later we were leaving our luggage at our hotel, placed at Piazza Santa Maria Novella, a lovely square with a beautiful basilica and good ambient by night.

We got lost in the city trying to find La Galleria dell’Accademia and suddenly the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore appeared in front of us. The ENORMOUS Fontana di Trevi felt nothing compared to this. It was impossible to take our eyes off from it. 

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After a quick lunch in a local restaurant, we went to La Galleria dell’Accademia due we had an appointment with David da Michelangelo. We bought the tickets online and we didn't had queues at all! It was true all I heard about it: its huge dimension and its beauty perfection. Unbelievable what Michelangelo did with the white marble.

After seeing the museum, we decided it was time to make a laaaaarge queue (the entrance was free) and pay a visit to the duomo. The inside was as impressive as the outside, look at the fresco’s dome!

We got lost again (but this time on purpose) and discovered little churches and breweries on our way, right before arriving to the famous Ponte Vecchio, where there was more people than we expected. So probably, the bridge is one of tose things that are better to visit at first hour of the morning without tourists. However, I felt so much love for this part of the city for its special charm. 

By the way, do you remember I said that you can’t take your eyes off from the duomo? Then imagine seeing it at afternoon, with the whole white stone dyed with the colours of the sunset. Even more beuatiful!

Early dinner in a restaurant placed at the same square as the hotel and you know what else? Pizza and more pizza. An what more? Gelato! Certainly, the best way to finish the day.

After visiting the duomo at night and listening a group of music playing in the street, we crawled into our beds without knowing that the next day we were going to live the best part of the journey. 

One day was not enough to see this beautiful city, we left so many tiny streets, museums and squares without discovering. Firenze surprised us for good, it's clear that we'll return!

Source: www.tamaralvarez.com/italy