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Florence Tour, 2014

Art & Architecture Tour of Florence

14 – 21 February 2014

The Ponte Vecchio the evening of our arrival.

The Ponte Vecchio the evening of our arrival.

Sampling items at the Chocolate Fair in the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella.

Sampling items at the Chocolate Fair in the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella.

Outside the church of San Lorenzo.

Outside the church of San Lorenzo.

The courtyard of the Palazzo Riccardi Medici.

The courtyard of the Palazzo Riccardi Medici.

Inside Santa Maria del Fiore (the duomo).

Inside Santa Maria del Fiore (the duomo).

In front of Giotto's Campanile.

In front of Giotto’s Campanile.

The Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria.

The Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria.

In the Piazza della Signoria.

In the Piazza della Signoria.

The Ponte Vecchio during the day.

The Ponte Vecchio during the day.

Our welcome reception the evening of arrival.

Our welcome reception the evening of arrival.

Our welcome reception.

Our welcome reception.

Viewing the Ospedale degli Innocenti across the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata.

Viewing the Ospedale degli Innocenti across the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata.

In the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata.

In the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata.

Viewing Ghibertti's Doors of Paradise in the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral Museum).

Viewing Ghibertti’s Doors of Paradise in the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral Museum).

Michelangelo's Pieta in the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.

Michelangelo’s Pieta in the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.

Viewing the dome on the Baptistry.

Viewing the dome on the Baptistry.

Inside the Baptistry.

Inside the Baptistry.

The courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti.

The courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti.

The Boboli Gardens at Palazzo Pitti.

The Boboli Gardens at Palazzo Pitti.

A view of Palazzo Pitti from the Boboli Gardens.

A view of Palazzo Pitti from the Boboli Gardens.

In Piazza di Santa Maria Novella.

In Piazza di Santa Maria Novella.

Inside Santa Maria Novella.

Inside Santa Maria Novella.

Behind the altar at Santa Maria Novella.

Behind the altar at Santa Maria Novella.

The Spanish Chapel in the Green Cloister at Santa Maria Novella.

The Spanish Chapel in the Green Cloister at Santa Maria Novella.

The Spanish Chapel.

The Spanish Chapel.

At San Lorenzo, viewing the procession and ceremony marking the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo and the death of Michelangelo.

At San Lorenzo, viewing the procession and ceremony marking the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo and the death of Michelangelo.

The ceremony at San Lorenzo marking the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo and the death of Michelangelo.

The ceremony at San Lorenzo marking the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo and the death of Michelangelo.

The procession continues through the streets of Florence.

The procession continues through the streets of Florence.

On the streets of Florence.

On the streets of Florence.

Inside Santa Maria del Carmine to view the Cappella Brancacci (Brancacci Chapel).

Inside Santa Maria del Carmine to view the Cappella Brancacci (Brancacci Chapel).

Viewing the Cappella dei Pazzi (Pazzi Chapel) at the church of Santa Croce.

Viewing the Cappella dei Pazzi (Pazzi Chapel) at the church of Santa Croce.

Inside the Pazzi Chapel.

Inside the Pazzi Chapel.

The City of Florence, as viewed from San Miniato al Monte.

The City of Florence, as viewed from San Miniato al Monte.

Our farewell dinner in a local trattoria before returning home the next day.

Our farewell dinner in a local trattoria before returning home the next day.

Our farewell dinner.

Our farewell dinner.

 

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