If you are planning a trip to Florence, you will be amazed how many things you will want to do and see in this city. It's difficult to decide either to start with the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Ponte Vecchio, a huge dish of fiorentina steak or the Uffizi Gallery. Yes, Uffizi! And you cannot skip this latter one because we all love and need outstanding Italian art.
One might say that the idea to build panoramic decks on the top of new skyscrapers is a new trend of modern architecture counting in a best case scenario only one hundred years. Still, by traveling to Italy, we might easily discover that local Florence visionaries realized this kind of viewing points half a millennium ago.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower in Florence is one of the most amazing works of architecture in the world. Even if you are not an architect and have no idea about design and building technology, you might have never heard about this astonishing creation. And if you haven’t, it definitely worth to be discovered!
Duomo di Firenze, as it is called in Italy, can impress the most experienced traveler. And the first time in Florence will be absolutely marked by the first impressions about the church.
One of the most quintessential works of architecture of Italy is, no doubt, Duomo di Firenze. Florence Cathedral, known also as Santa Maria del Fiore, is famous all over the world thanks to its great dome courageously designed and built by Brunelleschi in 1436, that is 140 years after the beginning of the construction. Rich marble decoration coveting the Cathedral and the adjacent Giotto's Campanile and Baptistery is the another peculiarity of this architectural composition. Colorful marble ornamental pattern is, therefore, the landmark and the symbol of the city. Thus Domo di Firenze has always been funky. Yet now it is even more!
Balzi Rossi (Liguria)
Bussana Vecchia (Liguria)