From Garda our next destination was Venice for two nights. Since we had a car and cars are not allowed inside Venice proper we stayed outside of town in Fell, Italy and caught a local bus the next morning to travel into Venice. We took a water taxi over to Murano Island to tour the Murano Glass Museum. After touring the museum we took the water taxi back to the Venice proper and walked around and road the water taxis to the Venice highlights.
From Venice our next destination was Florence. We spent six nights in a lovely hotel called Hotel David, currently the number one hotel in Florence according to the ratings of TripAdvisor customers in Florence. Hotel David was just outside the central area of Florence, but located very close to several bus route stops. There’s no metro in Florence, but their bus system works quite well. With a bus map in hand we were able to get to all the Florence highlights quite easily. We toured the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze to see Michelangelo’s magnificent marble statue of the biblical hero, David, the Uffizi Gallery to view Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and da Vinci, etc, the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo – Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and lots more.
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