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Florence, Italy Page One

Travels & Tours
Pictures, Photos, & Information.

George & Audrey DeLange
August 1999.

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Galileo's Tomb. Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence, Italy. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, & Information.
Galileo's Tomb. Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence, Italy.

Florence (Italian: Firenze, Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence.

Florence lies along the River Arno and has a rich history and is known for its importance during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially for its great art and architecture. In fact, Florence is known as the “cradle of Renaissance” (la culla del Rinascimento) for many of its monuments, churches and buildings.

Florence was originally established by Julius Caesar in 59 BC as a settlement for his veteran soldiers. It was named Florentia, which means "the flourishing".

Florence became a great center of medieval European trade and finance. It is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is sometimes called the Athens of the Middle Ages.

It was long under the de facto rule of the powerful Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.

The historic center of Florence attracts millions of visitors each year and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. As with most places in the world, the original artifacts are now in museums and copies are in the places such as what we saw in Florence. This is done to protect the originals.

We were there in August of 1999. June through August are the hottest months of the year in Florence, and it was hot!


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Florence Italy Sits On Tree-Covered Hills. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Florence Italy Has Huge Mansions, Quaint Homes, Large Churches, And Fields. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
Florence Sits On Tree-Covered Hills;
A Beautiful City!
It Has Huge Mansions
And Quaint Homes,
Large Churches And Fields.
Florence Italy Terraced Hills. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.River Arno. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
The Hills Are Terraced
Every Inch Seems In Cultivation.
The River Runs Through
The City With Bridges
And Covered Walkways
Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
Florence, Italy
Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce, The Church,  Sacre Coer. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce, The Church,  Sacre Coer. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
At the Piazza Santa Croce,
The Basilica di Santa Croce
Was Our First Stop.
"Basilica di Santa Croce
A Renaissance Gem!
Piazza Santa Croce, Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Piazza Santa Croce, The Church,  Sacre Coer. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
At the Piazza Santa Croce,
Basilica di Santa Croce
Was Our First Stop.
Some Pray Inside This
Renaissance Gem;
Others View Paintings And Sculpture!
Michelangelo's Tomb. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Michelangelo's Tomb. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
"Michelangelo Lies At Rest Here!George At Michelangelo's Tomb
It is Very Dark Inside The Church
George DeLange At Dante's Memorial. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Sculptures. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
George at Dante's Memorial.Sculptures Vary In Detail;
Rugged Features As Well As Beauty!
Piazza Santa Croce Tombs. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Piazza Santa Croce Tombs. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
"Tombs In The Church Are
Adorned with Life-Size Statues!
If She Was The Wife Of The Man
Interred Here,
He Was A Fortunate Man!
Statue. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.George DeLange At Machiavelli's Memorial. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
This Statue Reminded Audrey
Of The Statue Of Liberty!
George At Machiavelli's Memorial!
Famous Man. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.George DeLange At Galileo's Tomb. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
Scaffolding Was Everywhere!
Hard To Tell What Famous Man
Rested Here.
George At Galileo's Tomb!
It Was Scaffolded For Repair!
Complex Statue. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.The Uffizi. Palazzo Vecchio Courtyard. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
This Complex Statue Stands
Outside the Church:
"A Dante Alighieri"
We Went On To the Palazzo Vecchio
The Uffizi
The Courtyard Was Crowded!
Galileo's Tomb. Piazza Santa Croce, Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Michelangelo's Tomb. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
Galileo's TombMichelangelo's Tomb
Tomb. Piazza Santa Croce, Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Machiavelli's Tomb. Piazza Santa Croce, Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
TombMachiavelli's Tomb
Refectory 'Great Mural' At Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence Baptistry. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.Gates of Paradise, By Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence Baptistry. Florence, Italy. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, & Information.
Refectory "Great Mural"
At Basilica di Santa Croce
Copies Of Gates of Paradise
By Lorenzo Ghiberti
At The Florence Baptistry
Originals At Duomo Museum

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