Category Archives: Europe

Between History and Veggies – Il Mercato Centrale

This summer when I was exploring Florence together with my friend we came across an interesting building in the middle of a super crowded street with hundreds of vendors. It was the Mercato Centrale. Not far away from the basilica … Continue reading

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Santa Maria Novella – The First Great Basilica of Florence

When we got out of the train station Santa Maria Novella in Florence, we walked towards the city center and passed beside a nice looking building. I wanted to have a look, why not starting right here to sight-seeing the … Continue reading

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With Michelangelo in the Uffizi in Florence

The Uffizi today are an art museum in the center of Florence. But once it was the administration center of the long-time Medici dynasty and used as well as an art gallery just for the family and their guests. Today … Continue reading

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The Third largest Church – Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore

After Saint Peter’s Church in Rome and Saint Paul’s Church in London, today Santa Maria del Fiore is the third largest church in the world. At its time in the 15th century it was even the largest with its 153 … Continue reading

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One of the Oldest Buildings in Florence – The Baptistery

The baptistery is standing in two squares: the Piazza San Giovanni and the Piazza del Duomo. This is because the one square where the baptistery, the basilica and the bell tower are standing has two names: the west side is … Continue reading

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