Every first of the month the museums in Florence are free to entry to without any charge. Last Sunday, three of us decided to wake up early to have breakfast in one of our favorite bars in Florence which is La Milkera. And, now us girls go there every Thursday for breakfast which is a nice tradition. If you ever plan to visit or study in Florence you have visit La Milkera, that day I decided instead of ordering nutella pancakes I wanted something different. I had their nutella crepes for the first time with caffe gelato (of course gelato) which was indescribable! Very delicious especially with their cappuccino.
After breakfast, the first museum we decided to go to was the Galleria dell’Accademia. This museum is fill will Michelangelo sculptures, including DAVID! Plus other paintings of Renaissance & Russian icons. When we arrived to the location I was shocked….there were already a huge line of people waiting to get in. But, I was determined and I wanted to go see David and plus it was free “hehe” We waited in line for about 30 minutes which is not that bad at all! When I walked through those doors and saw David, there were no words. I cannot believe that I was in front of Michelangelo’s masterpiece! The original piece that I was taught about in Middle school and I was there absorbing the details and the way he created his piece. No words to describe that moment I had.
Other sculptures in the museum…
The next museum we went to was the Uffizi Gallery which is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Florence. This gallery has sooo much history and unforgettable art work that was done by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giotto, Botticelli, and many more. We waited in line for about 2 hours and was totally worth it! I was honor to stand in front of Botticelli most famous and appreciated art piece which is The Birth of Venus. It was incredible experience.
After lunch, we decided for last destination was to across the river to visit The Boboli Gardens. This is a park in Florence which has collection of sculptures from the 16th through the 18th centuries.