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Duomo Firenze, Italy Took a shortcut through the Piazza every day for a year, while I was teaching English at Berlitz there. I loved Florence. Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, no other country comes close in Renaissance art.

Duomo - florence italy Santa Maria del Fiore and Baptistery. Work on the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore began in 1296 and was completed by Brunelleschi in 1436 with the famous Dome, which was painted inside with frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari.

Palazzo Medici Riccardi (1460), courtyard, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Palazzo Medici Riccardi ~ ~ courtyard ~ Florence, Tuscany, Italy ~ a Renaissance palace located in Florence ~ The palace was designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo for Cosimo de' Medici, head of the Medici banking family, and was built between 1444 and