Saturday, May 17, 2014

Passion for Florence Day 2

On our last day in Florence we wore up to a gloomy weather which was perfect for spending the morning in the Uffizi Gallery. If you are ever in Florence and wish to visit this gallery make sure you buy your tickets online in advance as the queues here are never ending. Given the circumstances it looked like we would have to wait for around 2 hours in order to buy our tickets, luckily some people have figured it out and they sell tickets to the visitors outside of the gallery for double the price however you are guaranteed to enter immediately, that’s what we did. We spend about two and a half hours in the gallery however you can definitely spend more time. Here you will find the famous works of Sandro Botticelli like the “Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera”. You will also discover famous works of great Italian Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotto and Raffaello just to name a few. The museum hosts a large collection of works from all centuries but its main focus is on the period between 12th and 17th centuries.


After the Uffizi Gallery my next destination was to pick up some macarons from Ladurée. I had started this quest from last year in St. Tropez, followed by a visit to the store in New York and now I could not leave without having tried some in Florence. We then went back to the Central Market where we bought a few Italian delicacies to take back home. In the afternoon we caught a train back to Rome where we spent the night at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Airport Hotel in order to rest before our morning flight back to Athens. The hotel is great for anyone who has an early flight to catch and wants to be close by to the airport. There is also a shuttle bus service which takes you to the airport and back (fee of 6 Euro applies per person/one way). Hope you enjoyed my Italian travel diary. Until next time, enjoy your weekend. xoxo ES



6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photos
    Florence is a stunning city
    xoxo
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  2. I do remember the long queue at the Uffizi! The Laduree shop must be new; it wasn't there yet when I visited in October 2012. Have a great weekend.

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    1. The queue was something else and I have learned my lesson to book online now :) I searched for Laduree before going, I have this slight obsession with it now since we don't have a store in Athens :) xoxo

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  3. Love the first picture! You look so pretty and Florence looks such a nice city... I will visit Florence soon and I can't wait...

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    1. I am sure that you will love it! My advice to you is that if you are planning to visit the Uffizi Gallery buy your tickets online as you will really save your time! Enjoy xoxo

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Thank you very much for your feedback! Much love xoxo ES