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... way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence it offers is to climb its 463 steps (there is no elevator): the route takes you by the interior of the dome where you can admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) up close. The walk is extremely claustrophobic, tiny, narrow, spiral staircase made from stone, no windows, little air. The amount of people in these 'tunnels' at one time is unbelievable. ...
... gold florin. This currency was the engine that drove Europe out of the "Dark Ages". They also were involved in moving italy away from the latin language and onto its own, italian. The florentines played a much larger part in the world than i had even thought. They were the ones who provided columbus with the initial map for his journey when he discovered south america. They ...
... took us into the premium leather & gold store to view their products and course use their amenities free of charge. We were then able to have some free time to explore the shops within the square and of course we brought a couple of leather jackets. Our next stop was a stroll through the Piazza del Duomo which is the home of the Basilica Di Santa Maria del Fiore, which is really a huge church made of mable. Florence has all of the ...
Next stop: Rome
We visited Florence on an overcast, cold day – I don’t think it was at its prime. I would very much like to re-visit Florence. Lucky I put my hand in the boar’s mouth!
When in Florence:
Climb Giotto’s Bell Tower
Visit museums in Medici Palace
Stop in to the Basilica Santa Croce, nicknamed the Temple of Italian Glories due to the number of Italian maestros buried there.
... into the Museo and put into a big glass case. They are just amazing, so much better than the replica's at the Baptistry that most tourists only bother to go to. There are many other great pieces in the Museo and often Sonya learns a fun fact from Paul along the way. Florence adventure continues with the search for the wild boar statue, the symbol of Toscano, who has a twin in Sydney. We eventually find him and legend has it you rub his ...