Italy Trip - Florence

The city of Florence is renowned as the birthplace of Renaissance, and in particular of Renaissance painting.

It is difficult to describe the beauty of this city. One whole day was insufficient as it has soo much to tell. Trying my bit via photos, have clicked more than 100 photos but limiting this post to less than half, as to what to expect when travelling to this city

Cathedral - The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches and the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.
Famous wall painting on the entrance of Florence Cathedral Dome. 

La commedia illumina Firenze ("The Comedy Illuminating Florence") by Domenico di Michelino. It dipicts scenes of Dantes Divine Comedy: the hell, the mountain of purgatory and the earthly paradise with Adam and Eve.
The Equestrian Monument of Niccolò da Tolentino by Andrea del Castagno. The condottiero, the Italian Niccolò da Tolentino is depicted riding his horse and flanked by two nude men with coat of arms. The horse (differently from the specie's walking pattern) is portrayed while raising both left legs.
Inside the cupola: 3600 m2 of frescoes, created by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari

Clock Face with Four Heads of Prophets by Paolo Uccello.

Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze - Glimpse of Renaissance paintings


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