Today, had a wonderful buffet breakfast at the hotel. Boarded a bus and headed off to the Accademia to see the real David...fantastic! After listening to someone who is passionate about this extrordinary work of art explain it in detail, I now have a new appreciation of this piece and can understand the pride the people of Florence feel for it.
Onward to the Uffizi to see a painting by Michelangelo (The Holy Family?) and many other amazing works of art too numerous to mention. After lunch at a weird cafe that turned out to be Moroccan or something and very forgettable, I went to Santa Croce, where the who's who of Florence are entombed: Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini, to name a few.
So far, this is my favorite city in Italy. Love it! Want to spend lots more time here, but tomorrow, we're off to Siena, the rival of Florence.