Florence’s Other Dome: The Basilica of San Lorenzo’s Medici Chapels
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Florence’s Other Dome: The Basilica of San Lorenzo’s Medici Chapels

If this shot above were wider, then just a bit to the right you would see Florence’s iconic Duomo, capping the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Pictured here, however, a very similar-in-“miniature” dome graces the Cappella dei Principi (Chapel of the Princes), one of two structures comprising the Medici Chapels in the complex of the … Continue reading

Snapshots from Florence: The Ponte Vecchio
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Snapshots from Florence: The Ponte Vecchio

Il Ponte Vecchio “Water under the bridge” is a common English saying. In Italian one would say acqua passata non macina più, literally translated as water gone no longer roils. Regardless the language, the water under this famous bridge is the river Arno, which it has spanned for centuries. The Ponte Vecchio is one of my … Continue reading

Alla Stazione: Helpful Italian words for train travelers
Italian Language / Travel Notes

Alla Stazione: Helpful Italian words for train travelers

Roma Termini “Roma Termini (in Italian, Stazione Termini) is the main railway station of Rome, Italy. It is named after the district of the same name, which in turn took its name from the ancient Baths of Diocletian (in Latin, thermae) which lie across the street from the main entrance.” —Wikipedia Train stations in Italy can … Continue reading