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Travel Blogs from Florence
... finally make it to the square, and the antique market isn't on, so instead I grab a slice of pizza and sit on some steps people-watching, the mass of tourists. From there I wander back to the Monastery and have a rest, as I'm so hot and my feet are killing me and a little swollen.
I have to decide where I'm going and what I'm going to do from Florence, so search for italian cooking classes, as that's something I thought would be great to do whilst ...
... my passport etc was in the hotel safe... Anyhow, wander around the Piazza della Singoria admiring the wonderful sculptures, then head off to see the small Dante museum, which was enlivened by a fellow reenacting some of the Divine Comedy at the front! I head off to the markets, but not overly impressed by the cheap stuff, looking much the same, with lots of pushy salesmen. Manage to buy a wallet and some earrings... A spritzer, then walk up ...
... up and down the crowd of waiting passengers, soliciting for donations. Rather than have to deal with this annoyance, I "pulled a fast one" on her. When she approached two teenagers to my right (I would have been next), I quickly walked around them and went behind her. She didn't turn around, but continued moving in one direction, so my tactic was successful.
The train ride was uneventful for the first part. However, for the latter part I had a ...
... So much of the material was from the 13th-17th centuries illustrating the development of painting in Italy & Europe in that period. Most of the material had been gathered in Italy from various religious centres presumably by fair & foul means but the Medici tribe were serious collector for 100s of years so perhaps we should be grateful to them.
Leaving the gallery we each had a poor but expensive snack & were into ...
... the cathedral." If we thought that the side was beautiful, the front was even more gorgeous. It is faced with designs made from pieces of traditional marbles in green, pink, and grey and has exquisite details surrounding the doors and circular windows. There is not one inch of the cathedral that isn't spectacular!
Across from the cathedral is the baptistery with beautiful carved doors. Each panel represents a tableau from ...
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