Category Archives: Tuscany

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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A Bridge of Jewels – Ponte Vecchio in Florence

The Ponte Vecchio is one of the symbols of Florence. It is a stone bridge full of shops that crosses the river Arno. It’s one of more than half a dozen bridges that connect Florence from one to the other … Continue reading

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