Trip to Italy – Day #12 – Florence Day #4

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Our final day in Florence started out cool and crisp before a drizzle interrupted, but did not stop, our few remaining explorations. After a breakfast of cappuccino, croissants, and fruit, we were off the explore, starting with the Duomo Museum. Many of the statues and artifacts of the cathedral, have been replaced with replicas, while the originals have been restored and placed in this amazing museum that we quite enjoyed. One of our favorite exhibits was a choir balcony designed and sculpted by the then little-known young sculptor, Luca della Robbia. It was commissioned after almost 150 years of construction on the building. The choir box he designed was a balcony for singers next to the organ in the cathedral. The original panels of the box are at eye level…
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