Michelangelo's David is located at the Galleria dell'Academia which is just up the road from our hostel so we got up early to try skip the queue. It opens at 8.15 and I think we arrived around 8.45 but we only had to wait about half an hour which was fine. The gallery also has renaissance type art, mostly from Florentine artists. It's generally very religious and creepy so I'm not a huge fan. David was cool though, not to mention huuuuge! It was very impressive. I managed to take a couple of sneaky photos. We wandered around the gallery, making somewhat of an attempt to appreciate creepy religious art. There was one section I liked, the sculptures one (as mentioned in a previous post, I'm a fan of sculptures!).
We spent quite some time back at the hostel booking accommodation and transport over the next week. We have realized we need to be on top of it more because the decent, good quality, cheapest hostels always get booked out and we end up having to pay more for an average one so need to try be more organized with our planning and booking ahead.
What we really wanted to do was head to Piazzale Michelangelo for the sunset, it at the top of this hill that gives panoramic views of Florence. So we tried to kill time by exploring areas of Florence we hadn't, generally on the other side of the bridges (like piazzo pitti and some gardens we refused to pay entry for). The sun doesn't set until 9pm so we were just hanging out for that. We realized it was still a while away so we head back to our area to do some laundry, other errands, and relax. We left a little while later and made it just in time for the sunset, after walking up some solid steps, a lot of them (stopping to pat a kitty and attempt camw****s with it on the way!). There were lots of people, vendors selling drinks, hawkers selling fake bags and paintings, and a busker playing to the crowd on the stairs. We took some pretty photos of this great view over Florence, and then hung out drinking a breezer waiting for the sun to completely set so we could get some photos of the city lit up as well. Back at the hostel, we had the room to ourself so I spread my clothes around the room to attempt to dry my laundry by morning (I wasn't paying another 4 euros to use their dryer when it's 30 degrees out!!).
Overall, Florence was a beautiful city to explore.