The Ponte Vecchio was just as charming when viewed from a distance,
The colours of Florence hadn't faded over the past twenty something years
There are still too many galleries to visit in one weekend
Now we've made new memories.
It is worth paying extra for the "skip the queue" tickets, rather than wasting precious hours standing in line to visit the Uffizi. But, there's no way to avoid the crowds inside. They will be almost as memorable, as the beautiful Botticelli paintings.
Palazzo Pitti, set in the magnificent Boboli gardens, there were no queues, or crowds. It is an enormous palace which houses several galleries. While the artworks might not be as famous as those in the Uffizi, the lavish interiors conjure a picture of the decadence for which the Medici dynasty is remembered.
Sadly, Florentine gelato remains a distant memory. Although we searched high and low for Gelateria dei Neri, supposedly the best gelateria in Florence,
when it was finally located, it was closed!
That convinced us that another trip to Florence for more memory testing must be completed before we leave Italy.
Dove è la primavera? Spero è tornare questa settimana.