Property for sale in Florence
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Florence is the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, Florence has treasures too numerous to list. The easiest way to go for a day trip is to take a train from Terontola di Cortona, a station in the plain below Cortona on the main North-South railway. It's impossible to see everything in Florence in a day, there is simply too much to do!
The marvel of its age, the Cathedral was only finished long after the rest of the Duomo because no one had any idea of how to build it. The vast dimensions meant that supports and scaffolding could not be used in the dome’s construction.
An impressive central square (Piazza della Signoria) and building, there?s a lot to see in the Palazzo Vecchio Vecchio but if it’s your first visit to Florence you are better off looking at it from outside. You could spend a whole day trip to Florence inside the Uffizi Gallery,there are paintings by almost every well known medieval and Renaissance painter.
Ponte Vecchio. A beautiful bridge with jewellery shops along its length, and the only bridge in Florence to survive the Second World War. Despite the number of tourists, the prices are reasonable because of the competition.
San Marco the Dominican monastery houses numerous works by Beato Angelico, one of the great Renaissance painters. A few minutes' walk out of the city centre, it's also less crowded than other museums.
Advanced booking is advisable if you want to see Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dell'Accademia (there is a copy in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence’s main square). Originally meant to go on top of the Duomo, the huge hands are deliberate because it would have been viewed from below. Even though the David is in the Accademia, the old prison is the main sculpture museum (Bargello), home to Donatello's small bronze David and numerous other great sculptures.
Just outside the main train station, the church of Santa Maria Novella houses Masaccio's Holy Trinity, which was possibly the first painting to be created under the newly laid down rules of perspective.
Slightly off the beaten track, south of the River Arno, the Brancacci Chapel has superb frescoes of the Life of St Peter by Masaccio. A revolutionary painter for his time, Masaccio died young (28) and the cycle was finished 50 years after his death by Filippino Lippi.
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