With our first activity at 10am we had what could almost be called a sleep-in. We had pre-booked tickets to climb to the top of the dome of the Duomo. The climb was much less tiring than the one at St Peters, though I still managed to bang my head in a few places.
The view at the top was pretty good.
The painting around the dome was fantastic, though the rest of the interior of the church is quite plain compared with the extravagant exterior.
We had a bit of a rest after the Duomo climb, before venturing out again for our 3:45pm Uffizi Galley time. It was somewhat confusing as to how to get in, having booked on the internet we had to collect our ticket from a special office. Once in we made it around the whole gallery with only minutes to spare before it closed. Going late in the afternoon meant most of the crowds had subsided, so although there were still the odd idiots getting right up close and obscuring the paintings, it wasn’t too bad. Of course the Botticelli’s were getting the most attention.
Then we headed back to our neighbourhood for a pretty average dinner, and home to bed.
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