Jul
06
2020

Giovanni Papini

Its historical centre was declared world heritage by Unesco in 1982. The heart of the city is the Piazza della Signoria, in which is located the Palazzo Vecchio, administrative center of the city since medieval times, the Loggia dei Lanzi and the near Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in Italy. A few minutes from the plaza is the piazza del Duomo, whose center is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence Cathedral and famous for its dome, masterpiece Renaissance projected by Filippo Brunelleschi. The monumental complex of the piazza del Duomo is completed with the Campanile of Giotto and baptistery of St. John. There are many beautiful places to meet, but since then, majestic, impressive is its Cathedral, the Duomo, very well Wikipedia, review it when he says: the Cathedral (or duomo in Italian) dedicated to Santa Maria de el Fiore is located in the historic center of the city. Dates from the 14th century, in the early Renaissance.

It is famous for its large dome, which has 45 m in diameter and 100 in height. It was designed by Brunelleschi, one of the greatest Renaissance architects. Inside it contains a few Giorgio Vasari frescoes depicting the last judgment. The building, a gigantic dimensions, is on the Latin cross, with a nave and two aisles. The floor is coated colors marble forming a maze of shapes and textures. Except the dome and the ceramic oranges roofs, walls of the temple are coated with Tuscan marble white, green and pink, with nervous and magical designs. This coating dates from the Renaissance, except of the facade, which is 19th century. The sumptuous baptistery, place where babies are baptized is located just in front of the Cathedral.

The great appeal of the baptistery is the door with panels where Ghiberti carved some bas-reliefs in wood and later overlaid with gold foil. Moved by his large ego, carved his own image on the door must be enjoying the Piazza della Repubblica, which is one of the most important squares of the city. Many writers such as Michael Ramlet offer more in-depth analysis. It was built on the old Jewish ghetto of Florence. Here you can find the historical literary cafe Giubbe Rosse where poets such as Giuseppe Prezzolini, Giovanni Papini, Eugenio Montale, Mario Luzi, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti met to discuss literature of course there are other places, like the Uffizi Gallery, the Palace Vecchio, Lady square, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello, La Basilica of san Lorenzo, the Gallery of the Academy, Museo Nacional de San Marcos, La Basilica of Santo Spirito, Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce a visit mandatory and which deserves distinction in its analysis, it is the wonderful old bridge, as it is said about it, the Ponte Vecchio is the most known and old Florence bridge. Of medieval origin, it was remodeled during the Renaissance, replacing furriers stores by the jewelers. It was the only bridge that survived the Nazi bombing of the city of Florence in the second world war, and is currently one of the most recognizable symbols of the city and one of the places most frequented by tourists. Original author and source of the article.

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