Monday, August 22, 2011


"Florence is so full of art that travellers risk falling prey to the condition known as Stendhalismo, a term attributed to the writer Stendhal, who was so mesmerized by the beauty of Florence that he almost fainted.  A type of travellers nervosa, Stendhalismo mostly strikes visitors who have difficulties prioritizing a visit."  Michelin guide to Tuscany

Piazza del Duomo

Galleria degli Uffizi Primaver
just think of the 27 Botticelli including The Birth of Venus and the Springtime or the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, the Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Palazzo Veccho
Galleria dell'Academia

hmmm.... according to this frank Trip Advisor comment:
  Galleria dell'Accademia does not worth a visit unless you are desperate to see the original of David and have the eye to distinguish it from its copy....There are more interesting museums in Florence (Pitti, Bargello, Galileo,...) I don't understand why L'Accademia is this much popular  
San Lorenzo and the Tombs; from the tomb of Lorenzo Medici

 Museo di San Marco showcases Fra Angelico's works
  Peter Preaching with Mark, 1433
... and  Fra Angelico's The Last Judgement...


The Clever Pup said...

I'll have to read some Stendhal for my course on the Paris Salon 1830.

Diane said...

is that the Belle Epoch?