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Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
November 9, 2010
From journal Tuscan Highlights
Cary, North Carolina
July 1, 2004
From journal Florence - Do they love their naked statues!
by Go Girl!
Los Angeles, California
October 11, 2000
Traveling during Christmas was magical because I stumbled into many wonderful religious parades and ceremonies, (eventhough I had no idea of the religious or cultural significance of what I was witnessing - it was still magical). Nonetheless, it was interesting. I've included a few pictures of a religious parade I came across. The costumes were amazing.
From journal Florence -- the Paris of Italy
July 10, 2004
From journal The Other Side of Florence
March 16, 2005
Anyway, we headed outside the gates of Florence, and from the outskirts we saw a fantastic panoramic view of city - just beautiful you saw the domes of churches and the city gates. Fabulous!
Then we headed towards the famous town square and saw the church and baptism building. Forgive me, but I forgot the names. It is in the famous square with the clock tower, and we toured those and saw the statues in the square, such as Perseus with the head of Medusa.
From there we saw the famous streets and alleyways. Remember, Florence is the home of Pinocchio! We walked until we got to the famous Academia Museum, and unfortunately, you can't take photos, but the most famous statue of them all was the statue of David, and there was also the Prisoners statue. Both are by Michelangelo. It was just unreal.
That was the end of the tour, which took about 3.5 hours, and after that, with the admission ticket, we had the rest of the time to ourselves. There was a lot to see, but we dashed out of there, as we had to catch the next train to Venice.
Next time I would like to spend more time there and maybe even take a tour with a nice lunch!
From journal Florence and Pisa
Brooklyn, New York
September 17, 2001
Didn’t get all of your souveneir shopping done during the day? There are posters of famous Italian paintings or cityscapes, African art, fake Gucci bags and spray paint posters to buy.
Occasionally there are outdoor concerts in the Uffizzi walkway or Piazza della Signoria. Landmark caffes are open late, gelaterias aren’t.
Don’t walk around areas you aren’t familiar with by yourself and definitely avoid the Cascine Park at night, especially if you are a woman traveling alone.
From journal Living in Florence
Seoul, South Korea
August 30, 2000
I have started my tour from Duomo, a fascinating cathedral. Naturally colored stones created the beautiful harmony and as I said earlier you right away know why Italy could present world-famous designers!! How could you be so insensitive about the beauty if you are living in such a beautiful city. =)
In front of Duomo, you can also see the beautiful Baptistery and don't miss the famous 'gates of paradise.'
Little walk from Duomo passing through piazza della Repubblica, you will soon face Piazza Signoria where Palazzo Vecchio and Neptune Fountain or 'Biancone' stands. Around this piazza there are many sculptures and also at Loggia dei Lanzi. You can have a look at the inside of the state apartment which is Palazzo Vecchio.(Only closed on Saturdays)
Right next is Uffizzi gallery which probably most famous gallery in Italy. You can find many rooms filled with awesome works. I guess if you are a big art-lover, you can spend whole day in here.
And Ponte Vecchio is simply attached to Uffizzi. Unique aspects about this bridge is the rows of small houses along the bridge. It's so cute.
This was the most-cover up for the center, I guess. And I forgot the address. But you can also see the Dante museum along your way.
From journal Firenze - Gate of Paradise
March 4, 2006
From journal Segway Florence Tour
by Mike Kane
San Diego, California
August 30, 2004
From journal the most beautiful place in Tuscany
April 12, 2001
From journal Florence, Italy