First Disappointment, Then a Surprise

Leaves were painted for fall as we climbed Viale Niccolo Machiavelli.

A winding road as we begin our descent.

We returned to Florence today for a walk through the Uffizi, one of the city's top art museums. After more than an hour in a long line that moved little, we reluctantly moved on to Plan B. What a good decision.

We walked across the famed Ponte Vecchio (bridge) and, after a great lunch (see Possibly Our Favorite Meal post), we were on the far-less touristy side of Florence. We walked around the Boboli Gardens and up the winding Viale Niccolo Machiaveli next to a picturesque park, beautiful homes, and toward views of Florence.

We ended the walk with coffee, sitting in a cafe next to the Arno River, with a stunning view of the Ponte Vecchio. We missed a famous museum, but we made some fond memories.


A marker of the city center in the distance

After our walk, we pause for Americanos next to the Ponte Vecchio.


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2 thoughts on “First Disappointment, Then a Surprise

  1. Bonnie

    Good decision Sue and Reg! Although the Uffizi is an amazing place, you made some amazing memories of your own! When Mike and I were in Italy earlier this year, we decided that we wanted to focus more on the towns and the countryside than the big museums. We were very happy with our choices. I’m glad you got in to see the David. Now that is an amazing sight! Enjoy your days!


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