Fiesole

Just a short bus ride from Florence up into the hills brings you to the town of Fiesole. The quick side trip lays fabulous views of Florence at your feet. The city is laid out before you as a marvel of the Renaissance in Tuscany that it is. The first thing you see upon arrival is the Medieval Cathedral. We spent the day exploring the

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Florence – Churches

Santa Maria Novella The Piazza Santa Maria Novella is a lively area with open air restaurants and shops and lots of open space to rest your weary feet! I was blown away by the beauty of the Basilica and it was hard to chose what photos to select for this story. This church is a hybrid of various styles. You see the Gothic style with

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Michelangelo’s ‘David’- High Renaissance

Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael were stars of the Italian Renaissance and its artistic masterpieces. They were visionaries who changed the face of sculpture, architecture and painting. Michelangelo was obsessed with portraying the body in all its splendor. He was 26 when he was commissioned with this project in 1501. In 1504 The David statue was installed in the Piazza della Signoria and it

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