Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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When you do eventually get an opportunity to visit the ‘Birthplace of the Renaissance’, a must visit is the the Uffizi Gallery which is one of the world’s finest and oldest art galleries.  The gallery houses some of the world’s … Continue reading

Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence

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The Ponte Vecchio Bridge (Old Bridge) – is the most famous bridge in Florence and undoubtedly one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2021]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written … Continue reading

The Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace, Florence

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Catching up with a massive backlog of photos, so here is a reminder of Florence 2019 when life was relatively straightforward and Covid free.  Like all of Florence the Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace are simply stunning with the bonus … Continue reading

Basilica di Santo Spirito – Florence

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The Basilica Di Santo Spirito (“Basilica of the Holy Spirit”) in Florence is another example of stunning renaissance architecture.  Filippo Brunelleschi submitted designs for the building shortly before his death in 1446, fortunately, his followers finally completed the building on … Continue reading

Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence

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The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is one of the most renowned museums in Florence and a must see.  It is, of course, best known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David which stands proudly just beyond the main … Continue reading

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella – Florence

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I had the pleasure of visiting Florence last year (2019) and without doubt it gets added to the list of wonderful cities Italy has to offer.  Although the UK is now suffering with Covid-19, I did feel a tinge of … Continue reading

Views of Florence

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Florence is a stunning place to visit, much like all of Italy which is my favourite country to visit. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2019]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s … Continue reading

Palazzo Medici-Riccardi – Florence

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The Palazzo Medici-Riccardi  (he Renaissance Palace) was constructed in 1444 and the home of the Medici family until 50 years later when it was confiscated by the then Republican government.  In the following centuries the Palace changed hands several times … Continue reading

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – Florence

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The first thing that strikes you when you approach the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo Cathedral) is its shear enormity, so it comes as no surprise that it’s the third largest in the world.  Being Florence’s most visited … Continue reading