Why I want/need to get back to Florence

During my recent visit to Venice, I had a couple of days  in Florence. When I look at the photos I took, I realise I know very little about the things I saw.

For instance, what can I find out about the building that possesses this entry? What is the story it’s telling? How will I find out? And, why am I struck with envy when I look at it!

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20 responses to “Why I want/need to get back to Florence

  1. Sono D. Chicago

    Oohh, good calls!

    –a prodigal son (this swine-tending isn’t all it’s cracked up to be)

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  2. Andrew

    Lovely Yvonne. The picture above the door depicts the Supper at Emmaus. Could the other be the call of Matthew, the tax collector, to discipleship?

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  3. A beautiful doorway Yvonne. you obviously have a great attachment to it. Now get going and visit.
    Laurie.

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  4. And, look what I found today. Why do things suddenly pop up on Google when they hadn’t before????

    “In the Via del Proconsolo, between the Via degli Albizzi and the Piazza del Duomo, is a small church, Sta. Maria in Campo, so called from having been built on a field outside the first circuit of walls. The name is also said to have been derived from the site having been that of Campus Martius of the Florentines. Until 1216 the church belonged to the bishops of Fiesole, and a miraculous image of the Virgin was brought hither from the Cathedral of Fiesole in 1529; but Sta. Maria in Campo was claimed likewise by Florence, and was a constant subject of dispute between the Fiesolan and Florentine diocesans. On the northern side of the little piazza, a house formerly belonging to Vannini family was the scene of a curious custom on the Feast of St. John the Baptist: a man in a costume to represent the Baptist was led on a cart throughout the city, and stopped before this house, from the window of which was lowered a basket with wine, bread, and confectionery. This custom ceased in 1749, and the cart only carried a banner, which was presented to the victor at the races held on St. John’s Day.”

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  5. well if you get to go back and find out you will have to post about it – and I really love your photos – looks like such a great place to visit – and revisit! 🙂 O_o

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    • A friend has sent an email message giving me a big clue as to the identification of the location. When I go back to Florence, I’ll be able to take better photos and tell you more, I hope!

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  6. OMG I’m jealous too!!!!!

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  7. joanneh

    Coursea has an excellent course of Renaissance Architecture. While it covers a lot of Italy it does have several good lectures on Florence in fact almost every lecture had some building in Florence.
    Prof’s English is a little hard to understand at first but after a couple lectures he is clear and the do offer written English of each lecture.
    I was taking it while in Peru this Spring I think it will most likely be offered again in the fall, and they did say at the end of the course they were developing a series just on each city i.e. Florence, Milan, Venice, and Rome for starters. https://www.coursera.org

    J.

    PS they also have one on Roman Architecture but it is 16 weeks and a ton and I mean a ton of extra work like 5-10 hours a week. A great course but a ton of work. However I think you can sign up just to audit it. Again great information.

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  8. Susie L

    That entry way is gorgeous!

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  9. Yvonne…you are full of curiosity… that is what has kept you do young!

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  10. You’ll just have to go back and find out. I know you will and you’ll share!

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