TOUR Florence - Highlights of the Reinassance (aired on March 6th @10:00am)
The tour includes the religious centre of Florence with the Duomo and the Baptistery, the main commercial area leading to the political centre with Piazza della Repubblica (once the ancient Roman Forum), Piazza della Signoria, the showcase of the best Florentine Renaissance statuary (including the first ever made replica of the David), the Palazzo Vecchio, house of the Uffizi Picture Gallery, view of the Ponte Vecchio on the River Arno, hub of the Gothic Line during WWII. Learn about the main ideas of the Renaissance and its buildings.
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FUN FACT#1: Florence comes from the Latin word for flower, and the Duomo’s official name is Saint Mary of the Flower.
FUN FACT#2: Florentines love to eat the stomach of cows, boiled and dressed with herbs, salt and pepper. Not for the faint hearted!