This day was exhausting. We saw so much - and also missed so much. Our plan was to go to the Duomo in the morning, have lunch, back to apartment to rest and then head to our 3pm Uffizi Museum tour.
So we headed off to the Duomo.
Plazza Vecchio and the other piazza's around here are where the crowds gather. You can find all kinds of artists in action or someone taking a quiet moment.
After lunch we stopped for a drink at a cafe along one side of a popular piazza. The cost is roughly twice what you would pay for the same choices in a side street cafe. You pay for the view. I got out the fisheye lens.
Our last stop of the day was a guided tour of the Uffizi Museum. It was worth the cost to have someone show us only some of the painting and tell us about them. There are so many beautiful paintings that it is overwhelming. I don't understand a whole lot about paintings so here is my take on what we learned.
Almost all the earliest paintings at the Uffizi are religious paintings, in particular of the Madonna and child. At first the people being depicted all seem to be staring off into their own little world with no interaction between the characters. Sometimes the proportions of the individual people or even parts of each person don't seem to match.
But first some scenes on entering the museum.