Sunday, 16 September 2012

Florence, Italy

Florence, 15-16th September
Whilst in Florence I joined a 'Secret Rooms Tour' at the Palazzo Vecchio (Town Hall). This tour traverses along many of the buildings hidden stairwells which were made for the Medici dynasty in case of escape. To the left, the ceiling structures used to hold up the hundreds of paintings which are held on the ceiling of the main hall. Whilst there, I visited the Cappelle Medicee where the tombs of the Medici family still stand. 

Outside the town hall is a replica of Michelangelo's David - the original is housed in the art galleries of Florence.

The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic features and recognisable across its skyline. The exterior is made with marble panels in shades of pink and grey. The skyline picture was taken at Piazzale Michelangelo and provides spectacular views all over Florence.

Florence was one of the cities I was most excited about when visiting Italy, the beautiful architecture and small narrow streets didn't let me down!

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