Category Archives: Italy

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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Never Judge by the Outside – Basilica of San Lorenzo

I visited Florence without knowing anything about the monuments in particular, just in my mind the history I read in so many books about. Therefore, I didn’t know anything about the San Lorenzo church which was once the most important … Continue reading

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414 steps on the Giotto’s Tower of Florence

It’s in the middle of summer, more than 35°C/95°F, and we wanted to climb up a 85 m/280 ft high bell tower in Florence. The bell tower is the Campanile di Giotto (Giotto’s Tower) and is side by side with … Continue reading

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Relaxing in the Boboli Gardens in Florence

On our tour through Florence we saw many museums and before we had our tickets for the Uffizi we definitely needed some rest in a ‘non-too-city-like-environment’. I thought the gardens of the Pitti palace would be perfect. They are still … Continue reading

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