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Took the train into Florence (Firenze) to take in some Renaissance culture today. We've seen the famous cathedral dome (Duomo) from the motorway a few times in the past, but never managed to visit the city before.
First stop was the cathedral, famous for its white, green and pink marble exterior, matching bell tower and red tiled Duomo. We'd read a lot about how busy it gets and the queues to climb the dome and tower, so decided not to try ...
... perfume is created individually for each patron. The building contained many frescos, many still being restored.
Of course we found another church - Santa Maria Novella. I do not understand how all these glorious churches came into being or how they are being sustained.
It is now nap time since Phyllis and Michale are due in any time and we have a late dinner reservation.
FLORENCE observations -
Small narrow streets lend to two feet ...
... a golden ceiling with medallions and frescoes and colored marble columns. Near the entrance, to the left, the Chapel of the Most Holy Annunciate was encased in an elegant tabernacle. The church was just breathtaking.
But, now it was time for our reservation so we headed back to the museum. There was some confusion figuring out where to pick up the tickets and then where to line up to enter. We were still early but, by the time we ...
... about our different experiences abroad in Italy.
Saturday, we worked our glutes some more and climbed to the top of the bell tower. The views were just as beautiful from this structure, but it was nice to get a little different perspective of the city, and look over Florence on a new day.
We went to the Boboli Gardens afterwards, and wow that place is huge! You would assume that the land behind Pitti palace is large, but ...
... hundred. The space is dark but has some light from the ventilation areas across the roof and lighting coming from the viewing platform. The structure is so amazing - it's made of huge beams of wood imported down the Arno river from far away forests. The beams are from massive trees. The painted panels are indeed structured on wood rather than canvas; they are supported by iron poles and wooden beams. This tour was interesting and great. It was exciting to visit some of ...