florence

Florence was at the heart of the Italian Renaissance. It was made rich and prosperous by the Medici family, and was one of the most important cities of the Medieval ages. It was one of the most important religious, political and economic cities in the world during its height. It was home to some of the greatest Italian artists at the time, and is still home to some of the greatest works of art. The Duomo still dominates the city center today, and is a testament to time. The shimmers and shines in the sunlight, reflecting off its white marble exterior. The city is home to many palaces turned art galleries, and is home to one of the most famous pieces of art of all time; Michelangelo’s David.

We spent two days visiting Florence, allowing one full day to explore the art Galleries and another visiting the Duomo and other sights around the city. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most comprehensive galleries of Renaissance art, many great works by Sandro Botticelli – The Birth of Venus – as well as works by Di Vinci and Michelangelo.

 

David. 2015.

David. 2015.

Florence from Above. 2015.

Duomo from Above. 2015.

Florence from Above. 2015.

Ponte Vecchio. 2015.

Viewpoint. 2015.

Uffizi. 2015.

Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni at the Uffizi . 2015.

Top of the Duomo. 2015.

Top of the Duomo. 2015.

Top of the Duomo. 2015.

Top of the Duomo. 2015.

Ponte Vecchio. 2015.

Ponte Vecchio. 2015.

Ponte Vecchio. 2015.

Duomo. 2015.

Duomo. 2015.