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Italy, Part I – Florence the city of Arts

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti

It sounds so simple with the words of Michelangelo to create a sculpture such as David, with a height of 5 meters made from a broken peace of marble. Of course it isn’t, but looking at this piece of art makes it easy to forget the lastre of the daily life for a moment.

If you go to Florence to visit this incredible statue do not forget about the other Must Sees in Florence:

  • Santa Maria del Fiore / Il Duomo – Cathedral of Florence

The cathedral of Florence is the 4th largest in the world, after St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in London and the Duomo in Milan. Its front is made of marble and bears the fresco of the Last Judgement inside. Do not forget to climb the Cupula, from were you will have an astonishing view over Florence.

  • Basilica of Santa Croce

The Basilica of Santa Croce is the burial place for the great and good in Florence. Michelangelo, as well as Rossini, Machiavelli, and the Pisan-born Galileo Galilei are buried in this artwork.

  • Ponte Vecchio

The “Old Bridge” is definitely a Must See. Did you know that it was the only bridge across the Arno river that was not destroyed by the Germans during WorldWarII? This bridge combines history, culture and the old mysteries of the Medici. Don’t miss it!

… and there is so much more to see in Florence. If you have time to visit Florence check out the website of the tourism board of Florence: VISIT FLORENCE

Have a nice trip!