Toledo’s most popular attraction and strongest tour-group magnet is Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo (Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo).
Florence, the epicenter for the Italian Renaissance, is absolutely chock-a-block with masterpieces. Paintings and sculptures dominate the list, but sculptor and goldsmith Lorenzo Ghiberti used a slightly different medium … doors.
Florence’s cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo, is the city’s most recognizable building. Its famous dome, built by Brunelleschi, made a radical departure from the Gothic Style, and is recognized as the beginning of Renaissance Architecture.
Florence is truly an engrossing place. One of our guidebooks called it not so much a city as a storage facility for the Renaissance, and after a few days here it appears this statement is on the mark.
After a long but interesting bus ride from Slovenia, we arrived in Florence, Italy and met Giancarlo Giancarlo (his real name, I’m not making this up) at our apartment.