Day 276 – Florence, Italy

We continued to explore beautiful and historic Florence today. After obtaining a better city map and advice from the tourist office, we began our sightseeing. For amazing aerial views of the city, we crossed the Arno River and hiked up a hill to Piazzale Michelangelo. Since today was a perfectly clear and sunny day, we had excellent visibility. In the late afternoon, after the long tourist lines dissipated, we got the chance to see Duomo’s interior. Aside from the frescos on the dome ceiling, the interior failed to impress us. On the dietary front, we continue to consume massive amounts of gelato.

(View of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo)


(Basilica di Santa Maria Novella)


(Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore)


(Baptistery doors)


(Chiesa di Orsammichele)


(Casa di Dante)


(Basilica di Santa Croce)


(Palazzo Pitti)


(Basilica di S. Spirito)


(Various scenes from Florence)



4 Responses to “Day 276 – Florence, Italy”

  1. vernon &evelyn jack Says:

    each country has such different architechur-2pts sp we went to apple festival,had our favorite band.

    • Hi grandpa… yes, each country has its unique architectural style. I’m so glad you had fun at the apple festival. Big hugs for you and grandma! 🙂

  2. The statues are quite intricate, aren’t they? The panorama of the city is wonderful. While some of the buildings may not impress, Florence is said to be an art center, but I suppose that’s in museums.

    • Yes, the statues are incredible. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and it’s very evident everywhere you look. There are a TON of museums and churches here… one can easily spend two to three weeks visiting all of the main attractions.

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