For anyone who has been to Florence, Italy, you know what a beautiful city it is to explore. Whether your interests are in art and history, food and wine, or shopping, there is so much to see. We all miss traveling and for now the best place to be is in the safety of our homes, but there will come a time in the near future when the city of Florence will be open again for us to explore. Here is a little travel inspiration for you to explore Florence in the comfort of your home.
The Uffizi Gallery offers many masterpieces like Caravaggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, and Michelangelo. If you are a lover of art, the Uffizi Gallery can be tour virtually with the help of Google Arts and Culture. Click on the link below to view the masterpieces of David, to Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, and many more. Explore the Uffizi Gallery
There are several options in Florence to view the live webcams feeds of the city. The best website I found was Skyline Webcams. Webcam of Piazza Signoria Florence. Here you can view the Piazza del Duomo live along with other sites around the city. I will say it is sad to see the empty piazza with just the police guarding the area since Italy is still in quarantine.
Another great way to explore a destination when you cannot be there is through reading. Here are some great books to read about Florence and all of its mystery and wonder. Brunelleschi’s Dome: How A Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King. This book is about the goldsmith and clockmaker Filippo Brunelleschi, who was the visionary and craftsman of the Duomo. This is the story of his dream to build this magnificent structure. If you are looking for a mystery to read, The Monster Of Florence, by Douglas Preston, is an excellent Florence true story. This book tells the story of the most notorious serial killers. Lastly, the Medici Family is a well known wealthy family of Florence, and this story tells of how they came to power and what eventually became their downfall. The House Of Medici: Its Rise And Fall, by Christopher Hibbert.
As we all work our way through this time in history, we can all find fun and interesting ways to experience the destinations we all dream about visiting when the time is right.
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