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

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website -

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