DAY 1 (7/14/10 Wednesday)
We landed quite early in the afternoon so me and my dad walked around a bit to check out what's in the neighborhood. We had the Santa Maria Novella church and piazza.
DAY 2 (7/15/10 Thursday)
Most exhausting day of the trip. I wanted to push a few of my buttons (one being fear of bleeding and the other fear of heights) by climbing up all 416 steps of the Campanile. I was so scared, that the amount of adrenaline that was pumping made me not realize how badly my legs were hurting.
The second building is Il Duomo, designed by Brunnesleschi. People could climb it up but seeing how you had to walk around it on the inside, I would not have been able to do it. One day, maybe. My dad and I went inside and it was gorgeous. A bit plain, but the simplicity made it awesome. We then went to Dante's house. There was a dude reciting the Divine Comedy outside.
Then we visited the Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of power in Florence, which features a copy of David, one of my favorite sculptures.
DAY 3 (7/16/10 Friday)
Today was Duff tasting and museum day. I went to the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery, The Salvatore Ferragamo museum, and the Palazzo Pitti. Lots of walking and another day of being really tired.
I also wanted to see the Brancacci chapel, but it was closed.
DAYS 4 & 5 (7/17/10 - 7/18/10 Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday was my cousin's wedding, which is why I was in Italy in the first place. My dad and I stayed at this really nice resort because the ceremony took place in a nearby town. Pics from the wedding aren't available because I don't have any.
After the ceremony and spending time in the pool on Sunday (the wedding ended at 2 AM), my dad and I ventured off to Pisa. I thought the tower was much taller than it is.