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Districts of Florence – ” Santa Croce “

Piazza Santa Croce is an excellent example of a quintessential 'Renaissance square', where perfect and impressive architectural geometry has been designed around the life of the community and its citizens. Here man is not dominated by the church and architecture but is, rather, at the center of the scene. Piazza Santa Croce, almost all year long filled with hundreds of tourists, represents the natural landm ...

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Michelangelo’s David

Galleria dell'Accademia, founded in 1784, hosts a collection of sculptures and paintings. One of the most important works on display at the museum is David by Michelangelo (completed around 1504), which was moved there in 1873. Michelangelo has depicted David before the battle [Verrochio's and Donatello's Davids are depicted after his triumph standing over Goliath's severed head]. The young Michelangelo was ...

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Meet the parents….in Florence!

If you are one of those students lucky enough to not only study abroad in Florence but also have your parents visit you, then naturally you will want to make it worth their money and effort. What do you do when I genitori arrive? Of course priorities will vary depending on the nature of your family. Here you are some useful tips!! ...

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