On our first afternoon in Florence we walked from the hotel with the intention of booking in for the next day at the Uffizi. We found our way down to the Arno and walked along by the river. Along the way we spotted a church across a little piazza and couldn't resist a look inside. The Church was The Chiesa di Ognissanti and from the outside looked quite small.....
...now bearing in mind that this was the first church I had visited in Florence can you imagine how I felt when I walked in?
This was the sight that greeted me! Hmmmm!
The little chapels around the sides were amazing and then to find that one of the paintings on the wall had been done by Botticelli....guess what, I was so enthralled that I forgot to take a photo of it!
We had a coffee after that and by the time we reached the Uffizi even though it was before the time that they should have sold tickets the man refused to serve us! (We queued for an hour and twenty minutes the next day, fortunately it went quite quickly!)
On the way to find something to eat hubby took this fabulous photo just as it was getting dark and the buildings were lit up.
The next day we enjoyed our visit to the Uffizi - we were there quite a while and despite hubby's usual attitude to anything arty he was just as taken as I was! I'm not including any photos here as I don't want to spoil it if you get to visit yourself and most paintings are fairly well covered in books and Internet if you care to look.
This is the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio - another truly stunning place!
|Some interesting characters here too, just in front of the church|
|The wrong church!!|
This last picture was taken from the upper floor of the Uffizi!
Thanks for looking, I hope you will come back to see pictures of the next part of our journey! Chris