Florence City Tour 2nd part; Strolling the Vecchio Palace

Central Europe last part; 5-days solo wandering in Italy
October 28 to November 02, 2013


Vecchio Palace (Palazzo Vecchio) is an old palace, heads-up for Vasari's grand staircase and enter the Salone dei Cinquecento  (the first flat 500). Thee you can see Michaelangelo's The Genius of Victory. From there float down to the Chapel of Eleonora da Toledo (Bronze frescoes). Although the cream of the crop is the geographical maps room with the gynormous gorgeous "Mappa Mundi". Outside on Piazza de la Signoria very famous, fabulous, fountainous, full and is the first location where you can find, among other over0sized fakes, a copy of David's famous arse and other under-sized bits.

For me, what makes this Museum special and intriguing because of Dan Brown's "Inferno novel" is the Dante Alighieri's Death Mask. Durante degli Alighieri, simply referred to as Dante , was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is known as il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet"). Dante is also called "the Father of the Italian language". Dante's death mask is preserved in the Palazzo Vecchio probably carved in 1483 by Pietro and Tullio Lombardo, most specifically in a small andito (hallway) on the first floor, between the Apartments of Eleanor and the Halls of Priors. Admission fee costs 8 Euro.

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace (Dante's Death Mask)

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace (Dante's Death Mask)

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace

Florence city tour 2nd part; strolling the Vecchio Palace


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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