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What to see in Florence

Piazza San Giovanni

Cathedral, begun in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio and finished with Brunelleschi's dome in 1436: - fresco equestrian portrait of John Hawkwood by Paolo Uccello (1436) - fresco equestrian portrait of Niccolò da Tolentino by Andrea del Castagno (1456) .


Its origin dates back to centuries. V-VII, however, is between the sec. XI and XIII, in the heyday of municipal and republican, which takes the form that even today we know: - Door North panels with scenes from the New Testament performed in 1401 by Lorenzo Ghiberti - East Gate of Heaven or Hell: panels with episodes of Old Testament made in 1434 by Lorenzo Ghiberti - South Gate: panels with scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist performed in 1330 by Andrea Pisano. Campanile, designed by Giotto in 1334. E '85 meters high.

Academy Gallery

- The four "prisons" of Michelangelo (1504) - Michelangelo's David (1504).

Convent of San Marco

Fresco decorations of the cells of the monks work of Fra Angelico (1387-1455) who lived and worked.

Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio

Started in 1299 to a design by Arnolfo di Cambio: - Studiolo and Tesoretto of Francis I. Loggia dei Lanzi, 1380. Includes important sculptures including the Perseus of Cellini (1554) and the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna (1583).

Uffizi Gallery

It's one of the greatest museums in the world whose original nucleus dates back to 1581. Among the many works in it: - Ruccellai Madonna of Duccio (1285) - Giotto's Ognissanti Madonna (1310) - Majesty of Cimabue (1280) - Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano (1423), - Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael (1507) - The Birth of Venus by Botticelli (1486) - Annunciation by Simone Martini (1333) - Saint Lucia dei Magnoli Altarpiece of Domenico Veneziano (1445) - Portrait of Frederick of Montefeltro Piero della Francesca (1465) - Madonna of the Long Neck by Parmigianino (1534).

Ponte Vecchio

Rebuilt several times, is the oldest and most famous bridge in Florence, characterized by jewelers present in it.

Boboli Gardens

Located in the Palazzo Pitti, is the prototype of the Italian garden run by Bartolome Ammanati to half of the 500.

Bargello Museum

Tiles with scene of the sacrifice of Isaac performed in 1401 by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi to participate in the competition held by the corporation who supervised the work of the Florentine Baptistery for the realization of the north door of the same (the competition was won by Ghiberti) - terracotta John, Andrea and Luca della Robbia (XV-XVI cent.) - David di Donatello (1443) - David del Verrocchio (1473-1475).

Basilica of the Holy Cross

Bardi Chapel: frescoes of stories of St. Francis by Giotto executed after 1317 - frescoes of stories of St. Sylvester performed by Maso di Banco (1340).

Chiesa del Carmine, Brancacci Chapel

Frescoes of stories of St. Peter performed by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi (1425).

Filippo Brunelleschi. Architect, Sculptor.

Florence 1377 - 1446 he studied sculpture in perspective and ways to play illusion of depth, because to place his characters in realistic environments and with depth using the technique stiacciato, plastically shaping the figures in the foreground and softening the most distant.

Giotto di Bordone. Painter, Sculptor, Architect.

Vespignano Vicchio, Florence 1267 - 1337 His painting is characterized by the representation of the volume, movement and expression of the figures. Now almost completely abandoned the gold background, scenes painted by Giotto space in depth is shown through the perspective of the architectural elements and the foreshortening of the figures. The line that draws the outlines has disappeared and the forms are detached from each other for color contrasts. With Giotto's figures express their human emotions and their importance is emphasized by the exaggerated size.

Donatello (Donato de 'Bardi) Sculptor.

Florence 1386 - 1466 His work is characterized by the search of the relationship between the human body and the surrounding space through the foreshortening in bas-relief.

Masaccio (Tommaso di Ser Giovanni) Painter.

San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo 1401 - 1428/29, his work is characterized by a monumental style, from realistic naturalism, the replacement of funds with golden landscapes, by the affirmation of nude classical style and the full assimilation of perspective.

Museums and Galleries

8:30 to 18:50 Monday closed.

Academic fine arts

: 8.30-19.00 closed Monday.

The Bargello

: 8:30 to 13:50 Closed Monday.

Palazzo Pitti

: 8:30 to 17:30 Closed Monday.

Palatine Gallery

: 8.30-19.00 closed Monday. 8:30 to 17:00 Monday closed.

Archaeological Museum

: 9.00-14.00 closed Monday.

Porcelain Museum

: 9.00-13.30 closed Monday.

Museum of San Marco

: 8:30 to 13:50 Closed Monday.

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