Category Archives: Italy

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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Past and Future seen by Pang Maokun

When I was in Florence this summer, I visited also the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. As it turned out there was an interesting exhibition of a famous Chinese artist: Pang Maokun. The Palazzo Medici Riccardi is originally from the Medici family … Continue reading

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