Third Day in Florence – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Another early morning for the group. We had to meet at 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of Ostello Archi Rossi to walk over to the Uffizi Museum. It was about a 20 minute walk, and we were the largest group of people on the streets of Florence at that time of day.
There was about a half an hour wait to get inside the museum. But during the wait, we organized the money and instructions for the day trip to Venice for the next day. Two of our group members, along with Professor Caserta, went over the details and specifics of the train ride and plans upon arrival.
Once we were allowed into the museum, we all split up and went our own way to explore the museum. The Uffizi features some of the most historic original, restored, and replicated pieces of art dating back to the 14th century. This includes original pieces of work restored from Michelangelo and Leonardo Di Vinci.
It took about three to four hours to get through the exhibits, and longer for those taking time to actually look and read each displayed piece of art. Following our tour of the exhibit, the group split up for more shopping. And this left the rest of the day for us to do whatever we wanted.