Thursday, 28 April 2016

Florence: Cimitero Delle Porte Sante

If you ever get the chance to visit Florence you should definetly visit this place as well!

Not only is it quite near to the center of the old city itself (only about 20 minutes by foot) but it provides affordable and -even more important- available parking space.

Florence itself is a wonderful city, but the sheer mass of tourists is putting me off. The place is just too full. The queue in front of Giotto's Campanile was just awfully long. Turns out it is far more convenient to take a tour of the city in Assassin's Creed II.

So the Cemetery: First of all it offers a breathtaking view of the City:

Since this is a blog about Cemeteries i kept the focus on the Sculpture. Not the Tourist-Trap in the background.

 And -i get not tired about saying this- every slightly bigger cemetery in Italy is just wonderful. So here is a small selection of the pictures we made that beautiful spring day:

Didn't knew that Wilhelm Busch was buried here.... Turns out he wasn't. This one here just looks exactly like him.

Odoardo Spadaro