I started my day in Florence with lots of uphill walking to reach the Piazzale Michelangelo.   I got to walk by the San Miniato Gate along one of the last remaining stretches of medieval wall remaining in Florence, and the views were amazing from the square, but man it was a lot of walking/climbing early in the morning.

From here I made my way to the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens.  Again, I was very thankful I didn’t have to wait in line, because it would have been over an hour of waiting.

I saw a couple of the exhibits in the palace, then found a good sitting spot in the gardens and relaxed.

The Brancacci Chapel was nearby so I went to check out the frescoes by Masaccio.

My final stop in Florence was to the Santa Maria Novella Church, which I walked by everyday but hadn’t gone inside.

And all of a sudden my time in Florence came to an end! I really liked it here (favourite place in Italy thus far!), and I know there’s so much more to see in Tuscany that I can’t wait to come back.

Unfortunately I picked up a cold today, so my next week was going to be filled with a sore throat and congested/runny nose. Super fun.


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