We woke up to a distant church bell ringing out the hour.Our tour wouldn't start till later, so we decided to catch some grub & just walk around till the meeting time.We met our guide at the designated spot, and when everyone was collected, set off towards the Accademia. Our guide showed us through the entrance and after explaining a brief history of the place, we headed towards the main exhibit, stopping to appreciate Michelangelo's "Slaves" before we moved further.And then there was David, in all his glory, serenely standing in front of us. You can see pictures of David, but nothing comes close to seeing him right there, in front of you. After ogling at him for quite a while, and a cursory glance at some other exhibits (nothing seems as interesting after seeing him!) we headed out of the Accademia and on to the streets of Florence.