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In a Firenze

In the early 1400s, Florence was a much different place than it is today – more different than you might think. Even though there were about 50,000 people living within its walls, there were also orchards, vineyards, and wheat fields. 838 more words

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This past year I was in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. There I stood rapt before Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Primavera, Fra Angelico’s Annunciation and Brunelleschi’s dome crowning Santa Maria del Fiore. 324 more words


Firenze (Florence), Italy

After spending the morning in Milan, we took a bus to Firenze (Florence) where we spent the next two nights. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been in; despite the many tourists, it’s relatively small and untouched. 850 more words


An Ode to Florence: Santa Maria del Fiore, aka the Duomo

Similar to my An Ode to Venice series, in my An Ode to Florence series I’ll be posting pictures and information about my favorite places in Florence, including those that figure into  265 more words

26 April 1478 - The Pazzi Conspiracy

I must admit, I’m super excited to go to the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and see where the infamous Pazzi Conspiracy came to pass. 1,064 more words

Renaissance Italy