Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore

We really enjoyed this museum which houses pieces from the Santa Maria church. Kind of the left overs. Ooops can I say that about masterpieces? The problem was there wasn’t enough room to show everything in the church.

We went to see the doors of Paradise which I will make a separate post of, because they alone are worth a trip to Florence.

Our other two favorites in this museum are:

Michelangelo’s Pieta, an unfinished piece he planned for his own tombstone.

and Mary Magdelana by Donatello. I like how worn her face looks, so unlike the idealized features he uses in other sculptures.

Today we are traveling to Lucca. More tomorrow. Ciao.

note: all pics by PJ

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens… Jo-Ann Carson's stories are a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest release is Midnight Magic a Ghost & Abby mystery, which is a spin off from her Gambling Ghosts Series (i.e., A Highland Ghost for Christmas …). Under the pen name Doomsday Carson she writes the post-apocalyptic series Bête Noire. Mata Hari and Vancouver Blues are two romantic suspense series she penned. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire.

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