J loved Rome and I fell in love with Florence the first time I went there. But then, after experiencing Rome & Florence with J, I cannot decide on which city I love more.
J & I spent 2-days in Florence. While we didn't get to see everything, we did get to see all the sites we set out to see and did A LOT of walking.
Here are pictures from our first day in Florence.
OK...you get into the Galleria dell'Accademia after waiting in line and paying 12 Euros per person and they tell you "no photo! no photo!" I mean, seriously? Do they think people paid to come look but not show evidence of the visit? Anyways, here is a picture of The Real David by Michelangelo.
Full frontal. Its quite spectacular!
And here's one of his back side :-).
This has something to do with Narcissus or a modern day version.
OK...This was just TOO FUNNY not to take a picture of. Right after you come of the gallery area where the real David is, you walk outside their store and this is what you see.
I thought it was very funny that he is pink AND has yellow hair. Ummm...I guess he's a true blonde!
And his backside. Thankfully, there was no blonde butt hair too. That would have been freaky!
I thought this was a pretty cool clock. Although, I don't know how to read it. Can you?
Piazza della Signoria
Another fake David.
J & I noticed a lot of art depicting 2 males or 2 females. I guess the Romans were very comfortable with their sexuality way back when.
Not sure why I have that look on my face. I wasn't even upset. My handsome husband was clearly delighted and I guess I must have been tired after doing a lot of walking and I on the other hand could barely smile.
We found someone to take a picture of us on Ponte Vecchio.
And our day's adventure would not be complete without a picture with Albie.
5 years ago when my sister and I visited Italy for the first time, we found this place. They had the best gelato! It was so nice to find it. I couldn't even believe we found it! I just happened to look back while we were walking and sure enough, there it was tucked in somewhere. Needless to say, we went back there again the day after :-).
I thought this was pretty funny. Looked like he was going up a hill.
That's it for now. Until next time...Arrivederci!