Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy
To begin our day, we traveled to the Galleria dell ‘Accademia where are guide took us through the various sculptures and works of art until we reached the Michelangelo sculpture of “David”. Photography in the Galleria dell ‘Accademia is not permitted but there was certainly a collection of “art work” available from the street merchants outside.

After we had been through the guided tour of the Galleria dell ‘Accademia,  we headed over to Piazza del Duomo to look at and discuss the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Battistero Di San Giovanni.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Basilica of St. Mary of the Flower) is one of the largest basilicas in Italy and is architecturally quite stunning with its multi-coloured marble panels and columns.  The facade features a mixture of marble from different locations with the white marble coming from Carrera, the green from Prato and the red/pink marble coming from Siena.

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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