Palazzo Vecchio

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  • Day7


    September 11 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Heute ging es 300 km weiter nach Florenz. Dort haben wir uns mit Angies Handballfreundin Nicole und ihrem Freund Chris, die auch zur Zeit in der Nähe sind, getroffen. Bei bestem Wetter haben wir uns gemeinsam die super schöne Stadt angeschaut. Besonders die Kathedrale Santa Maria del Fiore ist sehenswert. Außerdem muss man dort die Ponte Vecchio gesehen haben. Eine bebaute Brücke, auf der sich ein Juwelier am Anderen befindet. Selbstverständlich alles außerhalb unserer Preisklasse, weshalb es nur für ein Darüber-Schlendern gereicht hat. Zum Abschluss haben wir vom Piazzale Michelangelo aus die ganze Stadt überblickt. Alles in allem ist Florenz eine sehr schöne Stadt und auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.
    Mittags fuhren wir dann gleich weiter nach Lucca.
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  • Day9

    Florence (Firenze), Italy

    June 27, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    So famous. Especially if you read Dan Brown 😉

    Nearly 2 hrs on the bus through typical Tuscan countryside - well tended, with countless small groves of Olives, vineyards,

    City centre still laid out over old Roman roads. Many of the buildings and facades are 700+ years old. Michelangelo's David sits in a large square/piazza with maybe 20 other equally ancient but less famous statues. This David is an exact replica from the same exact same marble ... original is in the museum to help preserve it not your mention the security risk if it was out in an open piazza.

    Il Duomo is just incredible ... separate post.
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  • Day10

    Inside Il Castello Vecchio

    November 10, 2014 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Il Castello Vecchio was the seat of the government of the Republic of Florence, one of the wealthiest and most powerful of the fifteenth century. The art inside the building is magnificent, and reflects the power and prestige of its most famous occupant, Lorenzo di Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent). Of special interest to me was the map room, a chamber that is literally wallpapered with maps from the age of discovery. I took special care to find the map that shows the area of the southeastern coast of North America.Read more

  • Day23

    Frigid Morning in Florence

    November 27, 2013 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Florence is unspeakably beautiful. A lovely bus ride from Livorno to Florence took us through a most beautiful part of Tuscany. I was surprised that the ancestral villages of Vinci, and that of the Bonaparte family are less than five miles apart. From a point overlooking Florence we saw the old city square, the Church of Santa Maria della Fiore, and the Church of Santa Croce all in one view. I was particularly impressed that this last church contains the graves of both Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.Read more

  • Day23

    The Art of Florence

    November 27, 2013 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Our guide Elizabetha was an art major as well as a guide, and she explained that the genius of Michaelangelo's statue of David lies in his face. Unlike its predecessors, which show a bloody head of Goliath, this statue shows David's face at the moment of decision: "Let's do this thing."Read more

  • Day3

    Pallazo Vecchio by night

    September 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Gick från tågstationen tillbaka till våra kvarter. Tog en liten gelato på Grom (tydligen känt) och sen till Palazzo Vecchio som har öppet sent. Klockan var över 21 vid det här laget och vi gick in och tittade på det storslagna och utsmyckade Palazzo Vecchio. Stort och fint!
    På vägen hem stannade vi och tog med en pizza prosciutto som vi åt på rummet.
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  • Day10

    Mercato Centrale and Palazzo Vecchio

    July 14, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We had a great night's sleep in our new pad. After having breakfast, we ventured out to Mercato Centrale which is a huge indoor market. We toured the food stalls and checked out all the organ meats (tripe, tails, hearts, brains, livers) which is when Evan told us he was considering becoming a vegetarian! I don't think that'll last long. Anyway, we bought a few items including: pork sausage, pecorino romano that was sealed with hay (a traditional method), two types of bread, and even a craft beer. Evan bought a piece of traditional Tuscan cake that is similar to fruit cake but much softer.

    We hauled our funds back home so we could have some of them for lunch. The cheese wrapped in hay was excellent!

    After cleaning up, we set off for the Palazzo Vecchio. This is the secondary tallest structure in the Florentine skyline. It was previously a town hall, then the Medici family took it over and made it into a residence, then it was a town hall again, and now a museum.

    On our way there, we got to walk down a main square which was lined with gold (maybe "gold" too) jewelry shops. There are also a ton of that broke the "good gelato" rules that we learned in Rome (piled too high, brightly coloured).

    The museum itself was very interesting. The first room you enter is a room full of frescoes by Vasari that detail Florentine war victories. You then move into the Medici rooms that were made especially for certain members of the family. The rooms were wry ornate and I loved the huge windows, which would have provided quite the view! We also saw the room with a huge globe and a variety of maps from the Medici. We didn't go up into the bell tower because you had to wait an hour in line and we are going to the top of the Duomo on Tuesday anyway.
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  • Day75

    Duomo tour

    July 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Today we took a Duomo tour and climbed the 500 steps through the double dome structure to the top where we had a panoramic view of the city. The intricate details both inside and outside of the building were truly breathtaking. One our tour finished and we walked down the 500 steps to get out we went for a drink in the shade to cool down. We took an easy walk around Florence in the afternoon and returned to the hotel as I wasn’t feeling well (nothing to do with the wine tour the day before!). In the evening we went for a walk around and had a light dinner.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Palazzo Vecchio, قصر فيكيو, Палацца Векё, Палацо Векио, Παλάτσο Βέκιο, Malnova Palaco, פאלאצו וקיו, ヴェッキオ宮殿, 베키오 궁전, Vekjo rūmai, Pałac Vecchio, Palass Vej, Палаццо Веккьо, Vecchio Sarayı, Палаццо Веккіо, 旧宫

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