Florence 3 stage of your Grand Tour
In Florence to visit the Uffizi Museum book a few days before at the number 055 294883. to avoid the queue; it is better than on internet. A Palazzo Pitti you can make two visits: the museum of Argentieri with alll the personal collections of Medici’s family, Boboli garden with the beautiful pavillon with the porcelain and the rose garden and clothing collection, (my favorite); and the Palace: Palazzo Pitti, the modern art Museum and the exibition there is at the moment of your visit.
A very nice building and very “real” is the visit to Palazzo Davanzati: a palace of 3 floors with authentic furnitures and decorations.open only the morning need to book the visit.
HYPERLINK “http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/palazzo_davanzati.html” http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/palazzo_davanzati.html
In Florence, of course you should see the “ Duomo “ free , beautiful outside not particulary interesting inside, the Battistero, wonderful outside and inside, with the famous doors, il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, just to have un idea of the period and the architecture with the statue “ La Pietà” of the famous Michelangelo ( he does’nt like it ), and last but not least climb on the tower ( lower ) or up on top of the Duomo, ( higher). The whole ticket price is 15€ ( get it at the museum dell’Opera or through internet) , at the same time remember to book the hour of the visit on the top of the Duomo ( if you want to continue on the tower, it does’nt require the booking, but check it it depends of the period of the year :-). To see Pitti Palace and Duomo area you need at least 2 days, I guess. HYPERLINK “https://www.museumflorence.com/” https://www.museumflorence.com
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To eat in Florence apart the famous Eataly, I prefer a more secluded bar with a wonderful choice of sandwiches and a glass of wine for 8 Euros: ‘INO in Via dei Georgofili 3r / 7r tel 055 219208 www.ino-firenze.com behind the Uffizi, close to Ponte Vecchio either.