Category Archives: Florence

The Museum of San Marco

I wasn’t even sure I would visit this museum while in Firenze.  It wasn’t on my short list but I happened to be in the neighborhood today so figured why not? Oh my!  I am so glad I did!  I … Continue reading

Posted in churches, Florence, Fra' Angelico | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is an interesting place. First of all, it is huge!  Secondly, it contains an interesting array of sculptures (some original, some copies). The statues on display include a massive statue of Cosimo I on horseback, the Neptune Fountain … Continue reading

Posted in Florence, Italian language school, Michelangelo | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo was the parish church of the Medici family and they didn’t spare a penny on it! The church contains bronze pulpits by Donatello and a staircase designed by Michelangelo.  Also lovely little chapels and plenty of frescos! Most … Continue reading

Posted in churches, Donatello, Florence, Medici, Michelangelo | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi is wonderful.   There are rooms with no less than a dozen Botticelli paintings, several from Leonardo Da Vinci, also Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Boccaccio, etc. As mentioned in a previous post the Medici family were, of course, huge … Continue reading

Posted in Botticelli, Correggio, da Vinci, Florence, Medici, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palazzo Vecchio

Friday, after school, I headed to the Palazzo Vecchio which is on my way home. The Palazzo still serves the role as Firenze’s town hall but also served as (one of) the homes of Duke Cosimo I (di’ Medici) who … Continue reading

Posted in Florence, Italian language school, Medici | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Firenze at sunset

From my hotel’s rooftop.

Posted in Florence | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Once again, oggi era il mio ultimo giorno di scuola (a Firenze)

I must admit today was not one of my best days, and it has been a sluggish week.   I think it is largely due to the ridiculous temperatures we had to endure this week that really limited what you … Continue reading

Posted in Florence, Italian language school | Leave a comment