Posted March 27th, 2013, 04:15 AM
It's three quarters of a mile from the Santa Maria Novella train station to the Accademia, I'd head there first. Depending on how fast you walk, you could be there in 10 - 20 minutes.
If David is the only thing you are interested in there, you can be in and out in an hour, easily.
As you walk from the Accademia to the Ponte Vecchio you'll pass right by the Duomo and the Baptistry (bronze doors). It's only three or four blocks to get here from the museum.
It's also a short walk from the Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio (four tenths of a mile), along a primarily pedestrian pathway.
The Uffizi is a couple of blocks east of the Ponte Vecchio, but I personally wouldn't try to cram all of this into one short port day.
If you allow an hour to get to the Accademia and see David, then another hour to get to the Duomo and visit there, and a half hour to get to the Ponte Vecchio, that leaves you about two hours for the Uffizi (holding back a half hour to get to the train station for your return). So it's possible to fit the Uffizi in, at least for a short visit, but this doesn't allow you any "fudge" factor to simply enjoy Florence, stop for lunch, gelato, etc.
From the Uffizi back to the train station is three quarters of a mile.
Thanks again for your help.
Is there any reason why you'd choose that route of seeing Accademia, then going to Duomo, then to Ponte Becchio bridge, and finally to Uffizi?
I was thinking about going from Accademia, then going to Uffizi, and then seeing the other stuff. I didn't want to be in waiting for the Duomo only to leave it without seeing it because I had to make sure I made my appointment for Uffizi.
If I went from the Accademia to the Uffizi, how long does it take to walk there? Or, would you recommend the bus or a taxi?
I wanted to go see the Duomo in Florence to compare it against the Pantheon in Rome, but I think I might have to skip the Duomo if the lines are that bad. There's no reservations or shortcut for the Duomo, right?