Florence

We got up and I popped down to the Duomo to see it without people.

The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence
The Duomo in the early morning, Florence

We then had a leisurely breakfast and then headed out for a view. We happened past the Bargello national museum. We noticed it had no queues so looked it up to see if it was worthwhile … It was, so we sprung the 8 Euro and went through the museum. It was great – mostly Renaissance sculpture.

Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence
Bargello National Museum, Florence

We passed by the Santa Croce square and church on our way to the view…

Basilicac di Santa CCroce di Firenze, Florence
Basilicac di Santa CCroce di Firenze, Florence
Basilicac di Santa CCroce di Firenze, Florence
Basilicac di Santa CCroce di Firenze, Florence

Then we continued our quest for a view and headed for the San Miniato ai Monte church, passing the Rose Gardens and lovely views along the way.

Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Between Basilica di Santa Croce and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence

This little church had some fantastic views across Florence. It was also beautiful itself, both inside and outside.

Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence

We then headed past its neighbouring church, the Salvatore ai Monte. It wasn’t nearly as impressive.

Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

We then went to say g’day to David imitation number ‘God knows how many we’d seen’ at the piazzale Michelangelo. Great views from here, too.

Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

We then headed back towards Florence, stopping for lunch at a great little place without a menu. Had good reviews on Google maps though. 😁 The food was pretty good, as was the wine picked just for us – Eileen’s really dry, and mine more fruity. It was expensive but a good experience.

After filling up on first and second courses, we headed back across the river to the Galilei museum.

Views around Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Along the Arno, between the bridges, Florence
Along the Arno, between the bridges, Florence
Along the Arno, between the bridges, Florence

This was more expensive than the Bargello but not as interesting, I thought. It was a whole bunch of instruments from the middle ages onwards but not much to do with Galileo.

Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence
Galileo Museum, Florence

We decided to skip dinner and I worked on my blog for a while (hours in fact), drank wine and still managed to have a late night.

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