|Santa Maria Novella, Florence|
|View from top floor of Uffizi|
|One of many frescoed ceilings at the Uffizi|
|Some nekkid guy at the Galleria dell'Academia|
For popular museums, reserve ahead if you can. When we arrived at the Uffizi this morning, the non-reservation line was already 2 hours long at 9:30am. We'd fortunately been given the heads-up, and so had made multiple museum reservations a few weeks ago. It limits how much you can play with itineraries, but avoiding wasting hours standing in line is worth a bit of planning.
I wish we'd done a bit of reading up and research about the Uffizi before we went, though. It's a large collection, and not organized either chronologically or by artistic style or movement, that we could discern anyway. (And some collections were in temporary display rooms while their permanent quarters were in the process of restoration.) If we go back on a repeat visit (on another trip) I'll try to be better prepared.