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Palazzo Vecchio – for a symbol of Florentine power

  • Palazzo Vecchio – for a symbol of Florentine power

    The Palazzo Vecchio, with its bold swallowtail crenellations and asymmetrical belltower, is the most evocative of city symbols. This town hall, under different guises, has been the emblem of Florentine power since the 14th century. The crenellated palace overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, the city’s grandest square, and a copy of Michelangelo’s David. Inside the palace, Vasari’s monumental staircase leads to the Salone dei Cinquecento, where members of the Great Council met. The interior is adorned with Renaissance art, including works by Michelangelo. The Palazzo Vecchio is one of the best Florentine museums to have moved into the 21st century in terms of multimedia presentation. En route, the palace reveals different stories, including insights into Medici court life. For a moody tour, opt for an evening visit: the Palazzo Vecchio is usually open until very late between April and September. One tour explores the tower and battlements while another takes you across a lofty footbridge to the Uffizi Gallery, essentially the first part of the Vasari Corridor (book a time slot).

    Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence
    Web: http://museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it/en/palazzovecchio/

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Florence: Uffizi Gallery Private guided Tour

A private tour to explore and marvel at the glory of masterpieces from the past at the Uffizi Gallery, where the world’s finest collection of Renaissance paintings are stored.
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View the famous “Madonna di Ognissanti” by Giotto and the “Battle of San Romano” by Paolo Uccello
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Peruse house paintings ranging from the 13th century to the 18th century
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Your hands-on cooking class will take place at a local bed and breakfast owned by your hosts Cinzia’s friends. In a light-filled space designed for cooking classes, watch as Cinzia prepares a Tuscan appetizer for your to enjoy before you get to roll up your sleeves and learn to cook regional Italian pasta from recipes passed down through generations of Cinzia’s family. You will learn to cook three dishes from scratch as well as a side or dessert.
Choose between a cooking menu that includes either three handmade pastas or a pasta and meat main course. You will also learn to create a seasonal side vegetable and dessert. For the pasta menu, you will learn to cook three different types of pasta cooked with three different sauces that you will also learn to create. If you choose to make a pasta and meat instead, you will learn to make one pasta and a meat dish. Your meal will end with a traditional Italian dessert.
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