Il Chiostro Del Carmine
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... have to pay 10 euros for all the monuments including the crypt and the baptistery. It is worth getting one of the free guides as it helps you get an idea of what is contained within the cathedral. Our guide was very knowledgeable and from England and she explained that the cathedral is the result of over 170 years of work - more than two lifetimes!! The first stone was laid in 1296 and the dome finished in 1446. Inside the cathedral is vast ...
... by the beauty of the art and decorations inside this huge cathedral. Not as impressive as the Duomo in Florence, it still has to rate as amazing. Art works by Bernini, Donatello, Michelangelo (no, not the ninja turtles) adorn this majestic structure. We visited the crypt where the walls are covered with frescoes and baptistery with a font by Donatello. Not only the walls and ceiling of this cathedral boast amazing art works but the floor ...
... a restaurant
In the middle and a recreated medieval garden
Oro Medievale de' Pecci
Goats and chickens in the background
Gardens too and a pair of lovers
Making out on picnic benches
Eventually, we are back to our Inn
And a glass of white wine in the garden
A rest and then a short walk to
Boccon del Prete
Recommended and it is good, relaxed, simple
We start with ...
... and the painting in the apse behind the altar which depicted Christ's ascension was repainted in 1798 after an earthquake. There was a little library to the side of the main church called Biblioteca Piccolomini and the impressive frescos (paintings) in there were done in 1503-1508. It was amazing to think how old everything was and how long ago everything was made. ...
... the tourist pictures. Instead there was a wide track running around the edge of the Piazzo del Campo and ampitheatre seating set up in front of all the stores. There is a famous horse race (Il Palio) which is held on the 2nd July and the preparation for this had been already completed.
We moved onto the Duomo and spent quite a bit of time just standing around in ...