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

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

Make Art Not War

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The Palazzo Medici-Riccardi  is one of many stunning palaces to enjoy in Florence and was once the workplace of revered artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo and Botticelli.  There are numerous examples of their stunning  masterpieces throughout the palace, however, at … Continue reading

Fiesole – Florence

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Fiesole is a charming small Tuscan village which, due to its elevated position, affords fantastic views of Florence.   The town also has a number of historical sites and churches and provides respite from the bustling streets of Florence. © … Continue reading