A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 8 – Florence 4

I start this Blog Post with the end of a day which is different from usually. But it does not matter too much. So here are two lions looking at each other. Which one would you use to "ring the bell"? Above the entrance of the Opera Museum Piazzale Michelangelo If you ever get to Florence you have to get up to Piazzale Michelangelo at last once for the sunset. The view is amazing - it is THE place to let the eye wander…

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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 7 – Florence 3

What would Florence be without the Florence Cathedral? A whole lot less. This blog post features the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Campanile or Bell Tower. Colonna di San Zanobi Colonna di San ZanobiIn the 9th century the remains of San Zenobi were being transferred from the church of San Lorenzo to the then Cathedral of Santa Reparata. At the time San Lorenzo was outside the city walls and the Hungarians invading the country. While moving them in Winter they brushed against an Elm…

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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 6 – Florence 2

Lets keep walking and see what we find! Detail above the door of the Complesso di San Firenze Badia FiorentinaThere was an older church called Santo Stefano on this place. In 960 it was sold to Willa di Toscana, mother of the Marquis Ugo. She build the Benedictine abbey called Badia Fiorentina around it. When Ugo became the Marquis of Tuscany he increased the donations. Giorgio Vasari, Assumption and saints The pipe organ was built in 1558 by Onofrio Zeffirini Tomb of Bernardo Giugni…

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