The next morning the rain was over and we awoke to a woman who didn't speak english making us cappucinnos and serving us warm croissants. We wandered to the Ponte Vecchio which is the bridge below. All the little shops sell expensive jewelry.
|these were everywhere, thought they were cute.|
Then we walked over to the Medici Chapel where we saw the library done by Michelangelo. Ah seriously made me giddy to see some of this architecture and interiors in person finally.
I was even allowed to touch things.
We wandered through the Mercantile Centrale to buy salami, cheese, and fresh bread for the train the next day. It was so lively and fun to be around all the people buying things, some weird looking meat things though too.
We bought a cute engraving print from this guy :)
Then we went to the Galleria Academia. We spent most of our time there just starring at the David statue (also no photos allowed) Couldn't get over how amazing it truly was. The details, it's grace, I swear if I touched it he could have moved. There was also a cool plaster sculpture gallery inside.
We tried to walk over to Boboli Gardens but apparently they were closing, so sadly that was the one place on our trip we really wanted to get to but didn't. Over all Florence wasn't our favorite stop, but it was still very beautiful.
Our other stops Istanbul Pt 1 - Istanbul Pt 2 - Venice - Cinque Terre