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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Florence - Day 3

First stop is inside the duomo of Florence, Santa Maria Della Fiore to take a better look at Vasari's fresco

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The beauty of Brunelleschi's dome is matched by this work. The fresco covers a surface of 3600 square meters (38750 square feet).

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It was begun in 1568 by Giorgio Vasari but he died in 1574 so it was completed by Federico Zuccaro and other artists in 1579.

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This is the scene of the The Last Judgement.

Exterior:

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Entry to the Baptistry of St John (Battistero di San Giovanni)
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Inside Baptistry:

The mosaic ceiling parts of which date from 1225.


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The Last Judgement with Christ and the Angels of Judgement at each side is by Coppo Di Marcovaldo.

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We then moved onto the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, located just opposite its namesake train station.

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Buildings around the Piazza Santa Maria Nouvella


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Detail: The two large obelsiks in the piazza rest upon the backs of bronze tortoises


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