Saturday, June 29, 2013

Historical center of Firenze

Our time in Florence was limited, and our tour focused on Michelangelo with the high point being to see the David in the Galleria Accademia. But along the way, we saw much of the historical center of Firenze (Florence, only now we are required to say Firenze, much like we now have to say Roma). Somewhere between the Piazza Signoria and the Duomo is a bronze map of the city which gives a great birds eye view of what we had seen and where we had been. By the time we got here, we had already walked through the exterior area of the Uffizi museum (bottom left). Even for a Saturday (or especially because it is a Saturday), the lines for the museums and cathedrals were long.

One of the things N wanted to see was the bronze door with gold plated carvings. This is a replica on the Battisero (Baptistry) at the Duomo. N's AP Euro History class had viewed a video that included information about the door and the Duomo (bottom right).

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