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Florence Virtual Tour

The Arno river runs through Florence, but not divide the city, in fact its bridges contribute to the magic of art, alimented for centuries by various Masters of Florence to demonstrate their power giving the world a lot of wonderful masterpieces of art.

From whichever direction you come is a succession of Churches, Palaces, Squares known all over the world. The Duomo, with its 91 meters, is the fourth church in the world after St. Peter's in Rome, St. Paul's in London and the Duomo in Milan. Its Dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi is 6 meters taller than the elegant Campanile di Giotto. The main feature of the Baptistery, with an octagonal plan, is the external decoration in white and green marble, but the artistic wonders are the bronze doors. The first is a work of Andrea Pisano, the the second is of Ghiberti, who won the contest with famous sculptors such as Jacopo della Quercia and the same Brunelleschi, the third, also by Ghiberti, was significantly called “the gate of Paradise”.

We can make a long list of churches, all impressive and in different architectural styles, fascinating for their history, not to be missed for the works of art they contain, but just walking the streets of the city to discover other open air works of art: from Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria with the Fountain of Neptune by Ammannati, to the David of Michelangelo, to the Loggia Lanzi with the Rape of the Sabine sculpture by Giambologna to Perseus bronze work by Cellini.

The Museums are an integral part of the city, the Uffizi, designed by Vasari, that contains the greatest works of art in the world, the Galleria dell'Accademia, which houses, among many works, the David of Michelangelo, the Museum of the Bargello, where you can see the David of Donatello.

A particular visit deserves Pitti Palace, the largest palace in the city, behind which lies the Garden of Boboli, from whose belvedere is possible to admire evocative images of the city. We have another stunning panorama from Piazzale Michelangelo from which a tree-lined road lead us to the romanesque church of San Miniato al Monte.

At sunset we have a romantic panorama of the city from Ponte Santa Trinita or from the the banks of the Arno, looking at Ponte Vecchio to admire the gleaming windows of the shops that are reflected in the calm waters of the river

FLORENCE 360° … ST. JOHN the BAPTIST CHURCH

st. john the baptist by giovanni michelucci

Virtual Tour of the Church of St. John the Baptist (Church of the Highway)

The idea of building a Church in the fields but visible and accessible from the highway came to Eng. Fedele Cova, founder of the Società Autostrade. The site had to be particular: halfway between Milan and Naples so Florence was chosen and in 1964 the Church and the Highway A1 (Autostrada del Sole) were inaugurated ...

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CHURCH of THE HIGHWAY by Giovanni Michelucci

FLORENCE 360° … SAN MINIATO CHURCH

romanesque church of san miniato al monte

Virtual Tour of the Romanesque Church of San Miniato al Monte

San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) is a Basilica on the hills that surround Florence, near Piazzale Michelangelo. The church is one of the masterpieces of the Tuscan Romanesque and has a beautiful facade of green and white marble and a blind colonnade in the lower part. The mosaic on the facade shows Christ in benediction between the Virgin and St Miniatus ...

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ROMANESQUE CHURCH of SAN MINIATO

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Church of St. John the Baptist

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••• VIRTUAL TOUR SECTIONS •••

  1. ST. JOHN THE BATPIST CHURCH
  2. SAN MINIATO AL MONTE CHURCH

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St. John the Baptist on Google Maps

Calenzano - Florence • Tuscany

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Church of St. John the Baptist

Giovanni Michelucci • Florence

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Church of the Highway

Giovanni Michelucci • Florence

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