Florence is a Machine

Arno River - Florence

Here we are.  Touring churches and  palazzos and dodging the shocking October crowds here in Florence.

I am surprised at how many new discoveries are on display.  In the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, there are 3 frescoes discovered from 2004 to 2011 behind the frames of other paintings.  Restoration took several years so they only went on display from 2011-13.  So if you were in Florence before that you will have to come back, because you haven’t seen these [1].

More to come, maybe tomorrow.

Footnote 1: And even if you came after they were restored, you may still have missed them.  The original oil paintings have been mounted on massive hinged metal supports, and they are only moved to reveal the frescoes 2 or 3 days per month.

3 thoughts on “Florence is a Machine

  1. Many thanks for the post from Florence. We did’nt go there but instead chose
    to visit Sorrento and Capris. So we appreciate seeing your pics. Looking forward
    to more whenever you have time.
    Amy B.

  2. Every big city in Europe has shocking crowds nowadays. We became one big museum.
    But nevertheless enjoy Italy!

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