Marie MonnierOne of the most amazing Cathedral I had the chance to visit. There is so much details and attention put in the place you'll never be disappointed. The ceiling is breathtaking and the size of the monument is huge. If you are in Florence you HAVE to walk inside and enjoy this historical place.
雪3飞whoThere are still many scenic spots in the ancient city, but it’s a pity that we have rushed in time to take a closer look. The following is the reference content, I hope I have the opportunity (when the epidemic is completely over) I can go again:
▪️San Giovanni Baptistery
▪️Cathedral Opera Museum
fooler0809It is generally called the Shell Square, because it is shaped like a shell, one side is flat, and the other is curved and not horizontal. The ground has been going downhill towards the city hall, and there are many people sitting on the ground in the square.
sculptorBuilt between 1215 and 1263, the cathedral is an early Italian building. The exterior and interior of the cathedral are made up of white and dark green marble, alternately striped, and black and white is the symbol color of Siena. A second large-scale expansion of the main body of the cathedral is planned in 1339, but the black death epidemic in 1348 brought work to a halt, and the work never resumed. Now the outer wall of the southern cathedral is visible. Climb one of the walls through narrow stairs to enjoy the city's beauty.
ChinaMexGirlBuy your tickets in advance! I heard someone saying they had waited 2 hours before going in! Go early to enjoy viewing everything you can. Definietly worth visiting, and don't forget to take picures of the river while your upstairs, and the dome.
E45***58There’s a bus that’ll take you right to this piazzale. It’s one of the best places to see Florence from high up and also take a photo with a replica of Michaelangelo. Put this in your Florence list for sure!
Monteriggioni is a comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany. It borders on the communes of Casole d'Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Poggibonsi, Siena and Sovicille.The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence,by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia to the west.
During the conflicts between Siena and Florence in the Middle Ages, the city was strategically placed as a defensive fortification.It also withstood many attacks from both the Florentines and the forces of the Bishop of Volterra.In 1554 the Sienese were able to place control of the town's garrison to Giovannino Zeti, who had been exiled from Florence.In 1554, in an act of reconciliation with the Medicis, Zeti simply handed the keys of the town over to the Medicean forces— considered a "great betrayal" by the town's people.