Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thank you Doty for missing your flight to Amsterdam

This weekend was made better in the strangest of ways, Andrew Doty missed his bus to Pisa, which meant that he missed his flight to Amsterdam. His parents gave him an ultimatum to make the best of his weekend in Florence and he took us along for the ride. Although we didn't get the earliest of starts on Saturday we made the most out of the time we had.

We were showered and out by noon and it was off to the Uffizi to get the Amici degli Uffizi card. This card is worth every penny if you plan on spending more than a few days in Florence, it allows you to get in to major museums in Florence for free and without having to wait in line, and we got our 40 euro out of it on the first day. After the Uffizi we went to La Spada for lunch I had half a chicken and potatoes, we ate on a bridge overlooking the Arno. From there we went to the Palazzo Pitti or the Pitti Palace. The Pitti Palace is known for the the Boboli Gardens and its art collections. We were not allowed to take any photos of the art bot I made up for it in the garden, we spent more time in the gardens than we did anywhere else that day. the gardens felt like they went on forever, and we didn't even get to see the whole garden, in fact I might go back next weekend to look around more. From there we went to get gelato from a place that is a little to far to walk to normally. After gelato we went to the Uffizi to see the works by Botticelli. We hurried through the Uffizi because we didn't have enough time to slowly look at everything and we wanted to get a chance to see the David at the Accademia. That was our last stop on the whirlwind tour, we were the last people into the Accademia and we rushed to see the David and then called it a night.

View of the Boboli Gardens

Beautiful fall Colors

View from the edge of the Boboli Gardens

Doty found the Secret Garden

Me and a giant face

Doty and Kepfer acting out a Statue

Rows of trees

The David


  1. Hi Adrian,
    It was great to hear your voice today. It sounds like Doty's missed plane made a great weekend for all of you. I'm glad you finally got to see 'David'. The view of Florence behind you in one of your pictures from the Bobolli gardens is beautiful too.

  2. Mom, if you want more pictures of me you can have Analisa show you the ones on facebook.