24.11.2011 - 24.11.2011
Today we went on a three-part, all-day tour. With a really good tour guide too.
It started with a tour of the Academia, a museum that contains several pieces, but chief among them are some of Michelangelo's sculptures. And chief among them is the David. It was pretty amazing, both David and the rest of the works.
We then went on a walking tour around the city. To the Duomo, down the medieval quarter, to the Uffizi (offices). Normally the tour doesn't include the Duomo because of the long line. But since it is the off season, we were able to walk right in without waiting.
We still need to give the Duomo another day to walk up to the top of the dome.
The last part of the tour was through the gallery at the top of the Uffizi (the photo doesn't show the size or shape of the Uffizi building properly).
There was a gallery of different Renaissance paintings, namely by Botticelli, Leonardo and Raphael. We had a good tour through the main works. Then when it ended we doubled back to have a more thorough look at them.
We went to a restaurant around the corner that served absolutely delicious food.