The Cradle of the Renaissance

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Florence is a great city full of treasures. It has some of the most incredible art works that one must see. Following my visit to Pisa, I came to visit this incredible city – the capital of the Tuscany region.  It is a very easy city to explore, everything is within walking distance. At dawn or dusk the city if full of charm. The city is quite compact and full of museums packed with extraordinary art, and there are architectural masterpieces at every turn.

 

Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common.

 

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Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery. It consists of wide arches open to the street.

 

 

Loggia dei Lanzi is a beautiful square not very far from the Uffizi Gallery. It’s always very busy here with lots of tourists.

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The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or “Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David. It is extremely busy there. If you want to go there I advise to book in advance, otherwise it’s almost impossible to get in. There is  a ticket window at St Orsanmichele Church where you can buy tickets, and it’s a lot easier and quicker than buying them directly at the gallery. It’s on Via dell’Arte della Lana.

 

 

Beautiful Michelangelo sculpture.

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style with the design of Arnolfo di Cambio.

 

This Cathedral is beautiful inside, but the queues are horrendous to get in. I don’t think you can buy tickets in advance.

If you visit the Cathedral, you can climb all the up the Dome and have beautiful views of the city.

 

The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in central Florence. One of the most important Italian museums, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world, and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the  Italian Renaissance. It is the kind of place that will take you at least half a day to visit. Again, buy your tickets in advance from the kiosk in St Orsanmichele, otherwise you will wait forever to get in.

 

 

Two of my favourite pictures of Botticelli. The Birth of Venus and Primavera.

 

I passed Piazza della Signoria. A beautiful Square in an L shape.

Florence is an amazing city, with numerous places to visit. I enjoyed every corner of the city. Everywhere you look is beautiful

Everybody should visit this city and enjoy its treasures.

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