|Tom, Andre and Rob|
|We sat at the first table each time!|
|Tom and Rob enjoying dinner|
|Florence lit up at night with Tom (right)|
|This building contained a lot of shops|
FLORENCE AT NIGHT -The city was pretty well lit up at night and we felt safe to walk around. There were a lot of people up and around (of course it was only 9pm when we were headed back to the hotel each night, and people in Italy don't eat dinner until 8 p.m while we always ate around 5 or 6 p.m.!
Some History: The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices". The construction was later continued by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and completed in 1581.
What's in it? It's now an art gallery and has paintings by Rafael, Caravaggio, Durer, Rubens and Rembrant to name a few.
NEXT: The Palazzo (Palace) Davanzati