Category Archives: Medici

Boboli Gardens

I got up early again this morning and headed off to the Boboli Gardens before it got too hot.   I don’t think I have slept late once since I have been in Italy! The gardens are largely formal and … Continue reading

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Chicks rule!

Anna Maria Lodovica was the last of the Medici family.  She died in 1743 and she is now in San Lorenzo. She left her entire estate, in perpetuity, to the people of Firenze.  This included the amassed Medici collections found … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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