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The Baptistery of St. John, Florence, ItalyThe Baptistery of St. JohnFlorence, ItalyBuilt between 1059 and 1128, the battistero has seen the likes of Dante and the Medici family pass through its doors for their baptismal rites. But...Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del FioreFlorence, ItalyYou climb 463 stairs to 376 feet in the air, literally the top of the world in Florence, and the first thing everybody does is to look down. But if...Istituto Italiano, Florence, ItalyIstituto ItalianoFlorence, ItalySunset over the rooftops of Florence.Florence, ItalyFlorenceItalyWould you kick this guy out of your city? Well, back in the 13th century, that's just what the Florentines did. After he died, they made repeated...Florence, ItalyFlorenceItalyI stayed in Florence for a month, directly across the street from the Duomo. This bike was parked out there each night. For all I know, it may...Giardino Boboli, Florence, ItalyGiardino BoboliFlorence, ItalyThese monkeys sit at the base of a fountain in the Cavalier's Garden. Why monkeys? Nobody could tell me. Although the usual follow-up was "Why not?"Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, ItalyLoggia dei LanziFlorence, ItalyErcole e il centauro Nesso Giambologna 1599 This incredible statue depicting the brutal assault of Hercules on the centaur Nessus seems to gyrate,...La Cappella dei Principi, Florence, ItalyLa Cappella dei PrincipiFlorence, ItalyThe building on the right is the Capella dei Principi (in Italian, the chapel of the princes, more or less). It was intended to hold the remains of...Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, ItalyLoggia dei LanziFlorence, ItalyOne of the two Medici Lions now situated at the Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria, right next to the Palazzo Vecchio. This lion,...Complesso di San Firenze, Florence, ItalyComplesso di San FirenzeFlorence, ItalyThis complex of churches was built and connected over time to form one large structure in Piazza San Firenze. It was envisioned as a larger edifice...Giardino Boboli, Florence, ItalyGiardino BoboliFlorence, ItalyArbor in the late-afternoon sun.Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, ItalyBasilica di San LorenzoFlorence, ItalyI was going to talk about how this is one of the oldest churches in Florence, consecrated at the end of the fourth century in 393 AD. And of what...Via delle Oche, Florence, ItalyVia delle OcheFlorence, ItalyMany of the streets in Florence carry names from the very early days of the town's existence. Back then, if you were looking to find a street or...Piazza della Signoria, Florence, ItalyPiazza della SignoriaFlorence, ItalyEquestrian statue of Cosimo I Giambologna 1598 Lorenzo gets all the press, but his great-grandson, Cosimo I, may have had a greater impact on the...
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