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Florence - Mark Yancey Photo
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View of Duomo Dome

Florence – Santa Croce and Street Scenes

I’ve got a few more photos from Florence before we leave town.  This is a collection of photos from Piazza di Santa Croce and from…
Palazzo Vecchio

Florence – Piazza della Signoria

Our tour continues to the Piazza della Signoria.  All descriptions of the buildings and statues below are from WikiPedia. Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is the…
Battistero di San Giovanni

Florence – Battistero di San Giovanni

The Battistero di San Giovanni (The Baptistery of St. John) is another masterpiece in marble.   “In the early centuries of the Church, baptisteries were…
Santa Maria del Fiore Inside of Dome

Florence – Santa Maria del Fiore – Interior

Let’s go ahead and wrap up the Duomo of Florence.  This cathedral is know for its exterior, not its interior.  However, the inside, although somewhat…

Florence – Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – Exterior

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (St. Mary of the Flower) is one of Florence’s most dominant attractions.   The cathedral was begun at the…
Madonna and child with the young St. John and an angel, Francesco Salviati

Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 4 – Other Works

This final post from the Accademia Galleria will show other works not yet covered.  The first was an unexpected find, another of Michelangelo’s Pietas.  Apparently…
Monument to Elisa Baciocchi

Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 3 – Plaster Casts and Florentine Gothic

Plaster Casts Just around the corner from David is a gallery of plaster casts called Gipsoteca Bartolini (Hall of Models by Bartolini) . The artworks…

Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 2 – David

At the end of the second gallery stands the statue that everyone wants to see, Michelangelo’s David. Michelangelo was only 26 years old in 1501…
Rape of the Sabine Women -1

Florence – Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 1

The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (Gallery of the Academy of Florence) is an art museum in Florence, Italy, and the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David…