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Florence Itinerary - Again, I've done my homework, but need fine tuning.

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Thank you for all of the help on Paris and Rome. The third and final itinerary for this trip is Florence. My daughter and I will be traveling. Here's a rough draft. Please provide suggestions. We would love to take a day trip to Sienna, but don't know if we can really fit it in. Being there on Sun, Mon, Tues, isn't ideal because of the more limited church and museum hours on those days. Take a look, and offer suggestions, please.

Note: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens have intentionally been left off. Also, comments are especially appreciated on Pisa plans on arrival day. We don't want to go back to Pisa, but do want to see the tower because we have a tiny bit of cheesy tourist in us, and we want the photo op! :D We have to be at the apt. in Florence by 8:30 to avoid paying a steep late check-in surcharge, so the times aren't flexible. Our apt. is in Piazza della Signoria.

Another note: I'm not a rigid traveler. I only include times on the itinerary to give me an idea of how the day may or may not go. I use times only as a tool to help me plan.

Thank you for reading all of this, I know it's long, but probably preferable to the vague "I'm gong to Italy, what should I do?" topics.

Day 1, Saturday, May 18th: Arrive in Pisa Airport at 4:15 with checked luggage. We will have to go to luggage claim. Take the train from Pisa airport to Pisa Centrale and leave luggage at the left luggage facility. Taxi, bus, or walk (about 20 mins) to the tower. SUGGESTIONS ON BEST OPTION Spend about an hour at the tower. Bus/Train to Florence in time to arrive at apartment by 8:30 pm. Settle into apt. and go have dinner. ARE SUPERMARKETS OPEN AT THIS TIME OF DAY? WE WILL NEED TO PICK UP ESSENTIALS FOR APT.

Day 2, Sunday, May 19th:
9:00 - Mass at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo)
After Mass, see the Baptistry, Campanile (bell tower), and the Museo del'Opera . We don't plan to clime the tower or the dome. If we want to see more of the cathedral than we saw at Mass, or decide we want to climb the dome, we can go back when morning masses are over (1:45) or another day.

Medici Chapels and take a quick look at the leather market – we’ll do more of this Tuesday.

1:00ish – Have lunch in Piazza della Signoria at Rivoire on the terrace for people watching. After lunch, find Dante’s House to get a picture and go into the gift shop. We aren’t really interested in the museum.

3:00 – Santa Croce

4:30 – Accademia – David, followed by a stop at apartment before the evening adventures!

6:30 Head to the Ponte Vecchio and cross over to Oltrarno. While there, explore Santo Spirito square and see the frescoes of the life of St. Peter in Santa Maria delCarmine in the nearby Piazza della Carmine.
8:00ish: Go to Piazza Michelangelo and up the hill to San Miniato for the for the view and sunset. Dinner in Oltrarno.

Day 3, Monday, May 20th:
9:00 Bargello (top statues)
10:30 Museum of San Marco (Fra Anagelico)
13:00 Lunch, free to wander and shop
16:30 Galileo Science Museum
19:00 Wine Tasting Dinner

Day 4, Tuesday, May 21st:
Morning:
8:30 Uffizi Gallery (2.5 hours), then to Mercato Centrale and the Leather Market
Lunch
Shopping/ Do anything things we maybe didn’t have time for or want to see again.
6:00 - Palazzo Vecchio
Dinner

Day 5, Wednesday, May 22nd:

Check out of the apartment at 10:00. Go to train station and store luggage.
10:30 - Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Old Perfumery
Lunch and train to Rome!

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