From there the views got better as we climbed higher. We had to leave the gardens to a small fort on the top of a hill to get the best views of the city.
The Boboli Garden ticket allowed us into the Pitti Palace to see a costume exhibit and one of small jewel like items, These were in some beautiful rooms that showed the architecture of the palace.
We then trekked back to the heart of the city for a brief rest, then to see some of the architecture I studied in school. These included the Inocenti Hospital, Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce churches.
The day ended with dinner again at the fine family restaurant near the hotel.
Big lines at the Duomo
Crossing the Arno on the Ponte Veccio
View to Florence from the Palace
View back to the Palace from high in the gardens.
Postcard view to downtown Florence
Inside Pitti Palace
Bakc in town. View from our lucnch table.
Innocenti. One of the first Renaissance buildings in the world.
Palazzo Medici Riccardi