Now, to the ecstacy.....we got off the train and (I)hobbled across the street to S. Maria Novella, a beautiful church that holds a gorgeous crucifix done by Giotto, but there was a "NO photo policy". But I did get a photo of lunch, a typical Florentine lunch of "gnude al burro" (spinach and ricotta dumplings on a sage and romano sauce)YUM!!!!
These cathedrals are so awe inspiring, especially upon first entering, in view of the sheer gargantuan size!! The outside is done in 3 major colors of marble, white green and pink
After some rest and a gelato, we decided to go to the Duomo museum. WHAT a treasure!!! There were SO many wonderful things - way too many to show you - but I will show you 2:
|The REAL bronze overlaid with gold doors of the baptistry|
|The Florentine Pieta by Michaelangelo, meant for his tomb|
|One of the "Cantoria" panels by Luca delle Robbia|