The Bargello National Museum
Places to Visit

Visit The Bargello National Museum | Florence

The Bargello National Museum The Bargello Museum is located in the Palazzo del Bargello and is one of the oldest buildings in Florence dating back to 1255. Initially, the building was the headquarters of the Capitano del Popolo (Captain of the People) and later of the Podestà. In the sixteenth century, the building became the residence of the Bargello and was used as a prison during the entire 18th century. The word bargello appears to come from the late Latin bargillus meaning “castle” or […]

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Gelato Festival
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Gelato Festival 2017 Europe | Participating in the Fun

Gelato Festival 2017 – Europe The Gelato festival first started in 2010 to celebrate the Florentine origins of ice cream. We were so lucky to be in Florence and participated in this years event. It was held in Piazza Michelangelo. It was a windy day but it was worth it and, we arrived before the crowds came! The cost was 15€ for one entry and 25€ for two. Not too bad when you consider how much gelato […]

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Ponte Vecchio Bridge
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Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) | Florence

The Ponte Vecchio The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is found in Florence, Italy and spans over the narrowest point of the Arno River. The bridge is made of wood and stone and dates back to the Roman era. It is about 32 meters wide (105 feet) and spans about 30 meters (98 feet) in length. Due to flooding, the bridge underwent at least two reconstructions. It is quite well preserved because the bridge is held […]

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4th largest cathedral in the world
General Info, Places to Visit

4th Largest Cathedral in World | Florence, Italy

4th Largest Cathedral in World The 4th largest cathedral in the world is located in Florence Italy. Florence’s cathedral is the fourth largest in the world after Saint Peter’s (Rome), Saint Paul’s (London), and the Duomo in Milan (Italy). The cathedral stands tall over the city in Piazza del Duomo with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. You can recognize this dome from anywhere in the city. The cathedral is named in honor […]

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Santa Maria Novella
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Santa Maria Novella | Not To Be Missed!

Santa Maria Novella Santa Maria Novella is a beautiful church in Florence, Italy and is just a few steps from the main railway station named after it. The church has a magnificent facade inlaid with green and white marble. The price of admission includes the church itself with its amazing paintings, the museum and the grounds which you should stroll through and admire. The Interior The interior has a central nave and two side aisles adorned […]

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*This list contains affiliate links for products I love. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of my links, at no extra cost to you. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   I love books by Rick Steves. He has such an insight into traveling abroad. All his books are wonderful but of course, we love the Italy one the best.  Check out the book here:  http://amzn.to/2vwUMBk I actually needed […]

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