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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 10 – Florence 6
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 10 – Florence 6

The last afternoon in Florence for this trip. We continue where the last Blog Post ended and keep walking over the bridge to look a bit on the other side of the river. At the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi Florentine sculptor and master goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini. It stands on top of a fountain at…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 9 – Florence 5
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 9 – Florence 5

Let’s continue the walk where we stopped it in Part 8 of the Fall 2017 trip to Florence. We continue to walk the small streets and take a look over the river as well. Follow me, please :-) The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata (or Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation) at the Piazza della Santissima…

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

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

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

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 5 – Florence 1
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 5 – Florence 1

Camping Firenze After our breakfast at the Villa Noce in Brescia, we put our luggage in the car and took the small side streets down to Florence. The last few kilometers it was really down some really small streets. In the late afternoon we arrived at Camping Firenze. A few others had the same time…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 4 – Brescia 3
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 4 – Brescia 3

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità The Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità or the church of the Buon Pastore is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic church. Construction of the original church started in 1481. A wealthy man – Laura Gambara – erected the church, a monastery, and a convent to shelter fallen women or prostitutes….

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 3 – Brescia 2
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 3 – Brescia 2

The Duomo Vecchio The Duomo Vecchio stands next to the New Cathedral of Brescia. Officially it is called the Winter Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Or the Old Cathedral or La Rotonda because of its round setting. And the adjacent main cathedral next to it is known as the Summer Cathedral. Confusing? A bit! There…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 2 – Brescia
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 2 – Brescia

Good Morning Brescia One of the reasons I choose Villa Noce was the Breakfast mentioned in the reviews. If you went to Italy yourself you know what awaits you in a typical local hotel that usually has Italian customers only. Coffee and a few sweets and that is that. A pleasant surprise waited at the…