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We docked at the port in Livorno and took a tour bus through the Tuscany region to Firenze (Florence, Italy) which is an amazing city to visit. We had a tour booked through Princess once again and walked our feet off in this city. My phone told me we walked over 4 miles in Florence. The time we had in Florence did not give the sites the appropriate time to properly take this city in. We sped through the museums so quickly that I was taking shots of art as I was walking by at 3 miles per hour. It really is too bad that we could not savor our time to really take it all in. But the beauty of cruising is that you do get a taste of a lot of different places and maybe someday you can return and take things in at a more relaxed pace. Our tour guide Sophia was wonderful. We started with the Uffizi Museum and Gallery and saw works by artists like Botticelli. We were grateful for relatively shorts waits to get into the museums as once again it was hot and humid. From the Uffizi museum we got a great shot of the Ponte Vecchio bridge which captured the Old World charm of Florence. The statues at the Piazza della Signoria were impressive. We loved the Piazza del Duomo, but no angle on our camera could capture the full beauty of this church. We loved the stunning design of the Baptistery and the beautiful bronze doors. After a refreshing lunch in a restaurant, we continued to the Accademia museum to see Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. I loved the detail of the veins on David’s hands and feet. We were so grateful for the opportunity to see these amazing works of art in person.