We met with the local guide who took us to Santa Croce, this church holds the monumental tombs of the great and the good of Florence, including Michelangelo (above) and Gallileo. It was not possible to get photographs of the outside as they use the Piazza there for concerts and were building seating.
We moved on to the Piazza della Signoria where the Fountain of Neptune and a copy of Michelangelo's David are located. The original David was moved inside in the 16th Century.
Here is David, we didn't get to see the original as there wasn't enough time to visit the museums.
This is the Cathedral Santa Maira del Fiore, the Duomo of Florence, it is vast and seems to go on forever.
The golden doors to the Baptistry are particularly stunning with very detailed scenes from the life of John the Baptist.
The Roman GateA member of our group recommended that we try the icecream at Grom it was well worth it. Brian had Chocolate Fondant and I had Raspberry sorbet and Lemon Sorbet.
We met up at the coach again and were taken up to the gardens above Florence where there is another version of Michelangelo's David.