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Italy part 2: Florence

Aah, Florence.  We arrived in the afternoon and headed straight over to the Galleria dell’Accademia to check out the amazing Statue of David.  I think we stood there staring at it for a half hour.  It truly is a sight to see. Sorry, I didn’t take any pictures there because well, you’re not supposed to and it wouldn’t do it justice anyway. The next day was quite a rainy one as you’ll see in a lot of the pictures. At first we figured, eh… we’re from Seattle this is nothing really. Then it really started coming down. Our feet were soaked and we were starting to get a little crabby, but decided to push on because we were in Florence and when else would we get to see all this? We checked out some of the squares and wandered around. I think we got a little lost too. Then we made the trek up to Piazzale Michaelangelo for the picturesque view of all of Florence. It was still pouring at that point so we found cover under a tree for a while before walking up the long, steep steps to the top. I’m glad we waited because as soon as we got to the top, the rain stopped. Just in time for us to see the amazing view. The rain didn’t come back after that and it was even gorgeous and sunny the next day. We went to the Uffizi Gallery, checked out some of the famous graves of Machiavelli and Michelangelo (to name a couple) at the Basilica di Santa Croce, and of course enjoyed the delicious gelato, food and wine. Florence was our second favorite city.


Mmmm… gelato :)

A little caprese salad

The Duomo and the moon

Ponte Vecchio Bridge

The view from Piazzale Michaelangelo

An old tradition called Locks of Love where couples affix love padlocks to something to symbolize their unbreakable bond. We kept seeing them everywhere in Italy. Especially Cinque Terre, but we saw a lot in Florence too.

The BEST holidays

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