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Discover – Prato

The countless times I've heard locals and tour guides say not too bother visiting Prato is beyond me... I've visited a number of times, and each time I've mentioned it, people seem baffled as "nothing's there". Well I disagree, and with it being a short train ride from Florence, for me it's the perfect way… Continue reading Discover – Prato

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History – The Church of Orsanmichele 

The Church of Orsanmichele is one of my go to places in Florence...it's great for when I'm struggling with the heat, or sheltering from the rain. But it's also home to some of the greatest sculptures found in Florence, but that means taking a step outside to appreciate the beautiful sculpted tabernacles which adorn the outside… Continue reading History – The Church of Orsanmichele 

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Art – Masaccio’s Holy Trinity

Probably my favourite church; Santa Maria Novella (detailed post here) is home to one of the best examples of the early Renaissance art, showing a scientific approach of creating the illusion of space in a painting. The Holy Trinity, painted by Masaccio sometime between 1425 - 1427 depicts the three key figures of Christ, God… Continue reading Art – Masaccio’s Holy Trinity

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Discover – The Archaeological Museum of Florence

If you're feeling tired of all the tourists and all the queues in the sweltering heat of summer, why not head to one of the lesser known museums of Florence to escape the crowds? The Archaeological Museum of Florence, just off Piazza della Santissima Annunziata is a great place to escape, plus it's normally empty! The… Continue reading Discover – The Archaeological Museum of Florence

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History – Museo della Misericordia di Firenze

Behind the line of ambulances on Piazza del Duomo is the beautifully curated and lesser known museum of the Misericordia; a confraternity suppling services to the sick and needy dating back to the 13th century. Follow the sign to the museum entrance to where your directed via a lift to the 4th floor of this newly… Continue reading History – Museo della Misericordia di Firenze