Among the many cultural events in Florence is the annual Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt, or Heidelberg Christmas Market, which ... More
Mercato di Natale di Heidelberg
Among the many cultural events in Florence is the annual Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt, or Heidelberg Christmas Market, which takes place in piazza Santa Croce. Vendors come primarily from Heidelberg, Germany as well as other European countries such as France, The Netherlands, Austria and Great Britain. Come taste delicious beer, candies, mulled wine, sausages, gingerbread, crêpes, and other delights. There are numerous little wooden stands selling everything from heavy-duty outdoor jackets (from EUR 40) to candy by the kilo (EUR 7/kg) and from English porcelain to small-scale beer gardens with wine, sausages and beers. Great place to pick up holiday gifts, an affordable lunch and get a spectacular view of Santa Croce.
That's right it is the place where Michelangelo is buried. Entrance is free - just remember it is still a catholic church and your shoulders should be covered or they might deny you entrance. Amazing inside. There are plaques that mark the level of water in Florence when it flooded in 1966. The piazza is huge (during the winter they turn it into an ice skating rink). There are amazing statues and famous frescoes inside. If you plan to do visit Florence this is a must see...
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
Underneath the Loggia del Porcellino, the marble wheel can be found which commemorates the place where the carroccio was left,
an emblem of the Florentine Republic. In medieval times it was used as a pillory for those who dared ...
Inside this garden lies the Buontalenti grotto (1583 1593). Decorated with Mannerist style scenes from Greek and Roman mythology, the
grotto includes copies of Michelangelo's famous Slave series, the originals of which were transferred to the Galleria dell'Accademia. In ...
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