Tagged With "Florence"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 18, 2014: Ponte Vecchio, Florence

DrFumblefinger ·
Rumor has it that even the deranged Adolph Hitler saw the significance and beauty of the bridge and refused to bomb it as he retreated from Italy. Perhaps the only decent thing that man ever did.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 18, 2014: Ponte Vecchio, Florence

rbciao ·
We've been to Florence many, many times and never tire of its amenities. The city will always have a special place in my heart because my oldest son was a souvenir of our last night there in 1980...Pensione Desiree on Via Fiume. When we returned to Florence in 1988 with two children we stayed at Pensione Desiree again. When I explained the circumstances to the owners, Ugo and his wife, she grabbed Tommy and gave him a big kiss. They fussed over us the entire time we were there. We went back...
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Re: Spring Honeymoon Help

DrFumblefinger ·
Congratulations SueZee! We're delighted in your marriage, and you've picked a great country in which to honeymoon. May is not too early to go to Italy, although pack a light jacket just in case. The crowds won't be there yet and you'll save some money when compared to the peak summer season. Where to go is very much a matter of taste. Most definitely you need to go to Venice and I'd say spend at least 5 days here, maybe with a day trip or two (such as to the glass making island of Murano or...
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Re: Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
I don't know how these contemporary artists feel, but it's a tall order to be compared to Michelangelo. I think I'd rather take on the original Dream Team in basketball in their prime then what these artists up against.
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Re: The Empire Strikes Back: McDonalds sues Florence

GarryRF ·
And rightly so too ! The smell of a fast food establishment hits you before the visuals. The litter it creates and the smell of people who insist on eating - on the hoof - as they visit palaces of art is an abomination !!
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Re: Florentines say 'no' to McD opposite Cathedral

TravelingCanuck ·
Well done to the people of Florence. I am sure McDonalds can find a location nearby without taking away from a UNESCO site.
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 25, 2013: Woodcarver's shop, Florence, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
 Birthplace of the Renaissance, home of such great artists as Michelangelo and Donatello, Florence's influential roll in beginning the Renaissance is widely known.  The city is very worth visiting for it's great art, fascinating architecture...
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Coming: TG's 'European Capital of Culture' Series

Travel Rob ·
TG Update:   These articles are now available  -Capital of Culture Series: LiverpoolCapital of Culture Series: Marseilles Each year, the EU designates a special city or cities as the European Capital of...
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Spring Honeymoon Help

Former Member ·
My BF and I are getting married in May, and we're getting a group present from the family--15 days in Italy! We think we want to go in Northern Italy, but is late May too cold for there? Also, we don't want to spend the whole time running around...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 17, 2014: Michelangelo's other Pieta. Florence, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
  It being the day before Good Friday, I thought it timely to share one of my favorite sculptures with you.  A major highlight of a visit to the Duomo Museum in Florence is to see Michelangelo's "The Deposition", also known as the...
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Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
          The Vatican's Pieta, by Michelangelo.   Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia , home of Michelangelo's David, will put on a exhibition temporarily titled "The great masters of contemporary art...
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Florentines say 'no' to McD opposite Cathedral

PHeymont ·
A proposed McDonald's opposite Florence's famed cathedral has brought a storm of protest and an ironic parody of Michelangelo's David statue.
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Embankment near Florence's Ponte Vecchio collapses

Travel Rob ·
A section of river embankment collapsed, near famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, causing part of a road and at least 20 parked cars to be sent into a ditch
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The Empire Strikes Back: McDonalds sues Florence

PHeymont ·
Stung by Florence's refusal of a McDonald's opposite the city's Cathedral, the burger empire is suing the city.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 18, 2014: Ponte Vecchio, Florence

PortMoresby ·
  I confess, Florence is not my favorite city in Italy.  But, that aside, one may be hard-pressed to find a more interesting bridge than the Ponte Vecchio.  I can’t afford the wares peddled in the jewelry shops that line the...
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'Mona Lisa smile' eludes tomb searchers

PHeymont ·
Silvano Vinceti announcing his previous theory, 2011   Mona Lisa's smile in the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has captured the hearts and imagination and hearts of thousands, and the speculations of even more: Why is she smiling? Who is...
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Rome will rebuild Colosseum floor, may host events

PHeymont ·
  Rome's Colosseum, the giant arena where gladiators fought and mock naval battles were staged has been without a floor since the 19th century. That's about to change, as Rome has earmarked over €18 million to restore the floor.   The...
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Florence's Uffizi closes a gallery that wasn't open

PHeymont ·
Fire safety concerns have closed a centuries-old gallery connecting two of Florence's top museums, just as plans were underway to open it to the public.
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Where to travel in Italy as a young couple?

Tony Swan offers suggestions for young couples traveling in wonderful Italy (sponsored content)
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Ponte Vecchio at night

Jonathan L ·
Ponte Vecchio at night
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Apr. 21, 2019: Picci Family Carousel, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a ride aboard an antique carousel in Florence Italy
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Florence Traffic Sign fun

Jonathan L ·
Florence Traffic Sign fun
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May 19, 2019: The Picci Carousel at night, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
A spectacular and historic part of Florence's life, in a brilliant night scene.
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Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L has fallen in love with Florence, and its possibilities for walking.
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Re: Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Ron B. ·
Just there myself. Phone's battery running low, so pix are limited. A shop's window. On the way to Ponte Vecchio with a friend who bought two enormous gold rings.
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Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us away from the crowds, on a visit of two smaller galleries in Florence
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May 29, 2019: Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us some of the classic equipment used to purify essential oils at the Pharmacia Santa Maria Novella in Florence
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The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of his favorite church in Florence, Santa Maria Novella Basilica.
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June 2, 2019: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Piazzale Michelangelo for wonderful sunset views of Florence, Italy
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The Medici Chapels: Memorial to Wealth and Power

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on an exploration of how the wealth and power of the Medici family was exhibited after their deaths
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The most interesting Tours of Florence!

Select from the most interesting tours in the “Italian Athens”, among them Gastronomic, Vintage and bus tours. Choose yours one right now! (sponsored content)
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Italy itinarary

Jaydip ·
I went on a solo trip to Italy and Rome last month. I am sharing my Italy Itinerary to guide first-time visitors to Europe. Make your backpack with this Backpacking Europe Packing List One thing that was common in every place was beautiful churches and Frescos there. In Italy, they always believed in the balance so if a church is beautiful from outside, it's going to be very simple inside and vice versa. 1. Rome - For Rome trip, I think 3 to 4 is enough to make your trip plan . If possible...
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