Michelangelo in Florence

By Philippa Burne, UK, August 2011

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Florence’s most famous son must be Michelangelo. Yes, he left for Rome and painted the Sistine Ceiling for the pope, but in Florence I always feel his presence very strongly.

There is The David standing proudly outside the Palazzo Vecchio, which on any visit to Florence you’ll likely pass the famous statue more than a dozen times. Of course, it’s a copy, the original having been moved inside Accademia Gallery to protect it from the weather, pollution and vandals. Then there’s the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The front of the church is unfinished although Michelangelo designed a façade that was never built.

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