Florence City Tour last part; other Tourist Spots

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

Florence city tour 3rd part; Sta. Maria Cathedral, Campanile and Baptistry 

Academy Gallery (Academia de Galleria) is the hottest spot in Florence as it houses the Michelangelo's most famous works including the ORIGINAL David in all its glory. Believe the hype and deal with the lines because this one fit fella you'll never forget. Also Michelangelo's Prisoners unfinished works trapped in the stone and St. Matthew also Giambologna's Rape of Sabine Woman (a wonderful example of art rape). Entrance fee costs 11 Euro. Photography and video is NOT allowed. Souvenirs available inside. 

Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) is the big one, take a long walk through some of the most famous paintings in arguably the most prestigious of European Galleries. For painting lovers the hours fly by. Entrance fee costs 11 Euro. Photography and video is NOT allowed. Souvenirs available inside. 

Dante's House (Casa de Dante) is where you know the life and inspiration of the Great Poet in this Alghieri's family house. If not you may laced in the Inferno's Hell or worse Purgatory and heaven. Entrance fee costs 4 Euro. Photography and video is allowed. Souvenirs available inside.

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (a night shot from Piazza Micheangelo viewing deck)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (infront of Palazzo Vecchio)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (David Statue is on right side)


Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Uffizi Gallery)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Uffizi Gallery)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Uffizi Gallery)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Vecchio Palace and Uffizi Gallery at night)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (inside Dante's House)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (inside Dante's House)

Santo Croce is one of the most sacred places in all of Florence. It is yet another Arnolfo di Cambio structures and is now the burial place of the greatest of the greats of Florentine birth; Michelangelo, Rossini, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei. There is also a curious memorial to Dante although his sarcophagus remains empty.

Santa Maria Novella Church is the impressive church just right outside the Florence train station. 

San Lorenzo Church is the oldest church in Florence dating back to 393 AD, is  a peculiar and unique structure. Rebuilt by none other than Brother Brunelleschi in 1419. If the exterior looks a bit rough its because the facade which was designed by Michelangelo, was never added. The interior is grandiose and spacious with huge columns. Bronze pulpits (1460) are actually Donatello's last works.

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Santa Croce)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Santa Croce)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (Sta. Maria Novella Church)

Florence city tour last part; other tourist spots (San Lorenzo Church)


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