“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
On my second day in Florence, I woke up early and headed to see Michael Angelo’s David. There are certain things in this world that live up to their billing and others that do not. I was afraid that this would be one of those that couldn’t come close to my expectations, but I am very grateful that it exceeded my hopes.
From there, I made my way around and visited the famous Uffizi Gallery. Over the next two days, I took in a number of sights. I loved the amazing Duomo and the climb up to the top.
Late that night, I stopped off to get some amazing gelato from Grom. As I was walking and enjoying my gelato, I heard music around a corner. I walked to see where it was coming from and heard beautiful sounds coming from an old church. I finished my gelato and wandered in to enjoy a wonderful organ concert for the next hour.
On my last day, I wandered around some more. I had a great time wandering through the leather market and seeing all the amazing colors and designs.
Before I could leave the city, I had one major thing on my list…a Florentine steak. I had heard about them and knew that it was one major indulgence I had to try. I made my way to what was reported as one of the most authentic places in the city to have one. The waiter asked me two different times if I was absolutely sure that I wanted one since it is about two pounds of slightly rare, but not bloody magnificence.
With my experience in Florence complete, I packed up and was heading to the train station. I took a wrong turn and saw a huge sign for a photography exhibit. I had some extra time so I stopped off and went to check it out. It was a collection of Brian Duffy’s work as well as photos from the last two hundred years. I was blown away by the entire museum and I could hardly believe that I almost missed it.
Here are my photos from the rest of my time in Florence. Enjoy.