Florence Cathedral

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  • Day212

    A Taste of Florence

    June 28, 2016 in Italy

    Hi everyone! Today we decided to be adventurous and spend the day in Florence, only about 55 miles from Bologna. An easy 90 minute trip when your bus is on time (ours wasn't, but we're used to that by now), going to Florence feels like taking a step back in time. So much of the early renaissance mastery in art, architecture, and literature that the Medici family sponsored in the city is still extant; our tour through the Uffizi gallery (formerly a state palace/showroom for the family, and one of the world's largest museum collections) was one awe-inspiring piece after another, from endless halls of Roman-era sculpture to entire rooms of Michelangelo, a da Vinci collection, a wide array of medieval Christian and early Gothic art... even the ceiling friezes were a celebration of knowledge, with portraits of great thinkers in politics, academia, science, and arts. Plus, the pedestrian organized chaos of the Ponte Vecchio is right behind the gallery.

    Sadly, we didn't really get to enjoy the culinary delights of Florence, as the only thing we ate was takeout pizza while waiting in line at the Duomo. It wasn't like Dominos or anything though - still a big step up from what you are probably imagining. The on-the-run lunch was worth it, though - it gave us the time to explore. The interior of the famous church is spectacular, and late in the day we climbed to the top of the 20-story medieval bell tower for a cool breeze and panoramic view of Florence. Check out the pics!
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  • Day7

    Day 7: The Duomo, Florence

    October 15, 2017 in Italy

    On day 5 we already seen the outsides of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and did a walk through the centre over Ponte Vecchio, through the Boboli gardens and up the hill to see the sun set from Piazza Michelangelo. On day 6 we enjoyed a few more outdoors and did the museum at the Duomo and went in theTower. From 15:00 onwards we did the wine tour untill we came back 5 hours later. So today we had to finish it off with seeing the insides of the Duomo. So we did wait in the qeue but this time the qeue was a bit longer with the important differenc that the Duomo would open in 20 minutes. So after 20 minutes almost the whole qeue went inside and we could enjoy the beautifull cathedral. After this we had a nice lunch near the accomodation and got the car back with everything inside and all in tact :-D. We could continue our road trip to.... PisaRead more

  • Day1

    Palazzo Gamba, Florence, Italy

    May 18, 2017 in Italy

    Tuesday, May 30 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
    Apartment at Palazzo Gamba

    What a great location. We can almost reach out and touch the Duomo and the Baptistry. We can hear live violin and cello music every evening. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing! There are people everywhere! We have left the windows opemed

    Conveniently located on the main square of Florence’s historical centre, Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Gamba apartment building is about 40 feet from the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, a wonderful 5 minutes walk from the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and all the major attractions in Florence downtown.

    Positives: Location, location, location. It couldn’t be beat. In several minutes you could be at the Ponte Vecchio, The Uffizi, Accademia, Boboli Gardens, Piazza della Signora, The Pitti Palace, or just strolling along the Arno.

    You will find yourself in the liveliest area of Florence, surrounded by a maze of noble palaces and narrow streets that preserve the quiet atmosphere of a small-town and a unique flowering of artistic masterpieces and romantic sceneries. The start of the pedestrian zone of Florence historical centre is just across the street; this means you will never need cabs or buses to fully experience the most romantic restaurants and wine bars of the city, stylish boutiques, clubs and magnificent squares that stage Florence’s traditional events. If you like to return to the room during the day for a little rest breaks, the central location of Palazzo Gamba will allow it without stresses.
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  • Day7


    June 11, 2017 in Italy

    The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style.

    Construction started: September 9, 1296
    Height: 114 m

  • Day3

    Dann hieß es erst einmal Schlange stehen! Erst einmal mussten wir die richtige Schlange suchen da es auch noch eine für die Kuppel und für den Glockentum gab. Wir wollten aber beides nicht besteigen aufgrund der langen Schlange, des Wetters und des nicht vorhandenen Fahrstuhls.

    Beim Schlange stehen waren viele Tuchverkäufer unterwegs denn in die Kirche kam man nur verhüllte, also keine Miniröcke oder nackige Schultern.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Kathedrale von Florenz, Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore

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