About Diane K
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
Since Sep 2014
65+ year old female
Retired early and I'm loving it! I'm using TripAdvisor to log and review all of the hotels, restaurants and attractions that we have had fun exploring since we retired. Enjoy traveling the world and seeing new places and dining out everywhere we go! Also especially love exploring our wonderful home city of Chicago.
History Museums, Science Museums
Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums
Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums, Churches & Cathedrals
If you enjoy science, you'll really enjoy the Museo Galileo. The signage is in English - which helped bring the educational and informative exhibits to life.
We were amazed to learn how many unique inventions Leonardo came up with. The small museum has scale models of many of the inventions. Some are hands on exhibits. It was a nice break from all of the other art museums in Florence.
Florence has the most gorgeous mosaics - they look like paintings! This museum provides a thorough explanation of how the mosaics are made. They have many beautiful mosaics on display.
This is a working mosaic studio and store. They are very welcoming and if they aren't busy they will provide a personal tour of how they cut the stones and make the mosaics. Absolutely gorgeous works of art.
This is a large beautiful church with various chapels. Michelangelo and Galileo are both buried here. There are many gorgeous statues and sculptures throughout. I especially liked the ceramic sculptures by Luca Della Robbia.
Must see when in Florence. We enjoyed looking at the palace as much as the art.
This old monastery was quite interesting - especially viewing the monk's rooms on the second floor where there is a different fresco drawn on the wall of each room.
Beautiful example of what a wealthy Renaissance era home was like. You are able to view well preserved rooms, period furniture and wall frescoes.
Nice museum with tremendous statues - especially on the first floor.
This may be the first modern art museum that you will really enjoy! The exhibits are organized by topic and time frame. The signage is by room - not individual pieces - which was quite well done.
Bardini was an antique collector - and his museum displays a portion of his collection magnificently.
This palace was built for the father's of the city's government in 1299. The sculptures, frescoes and architecture are tremendous.
This is a small convent that has a Last Supper fresco. They also have other murals and artwork for viewing.
Interesting basilica. The columns are gray so when you take pictures, it makes it seem like the photos are in black and white. Donatello's work was being restored when we visited.
Good small local restaurant with great scallopini.
Great restaurant. We enjoyed their 60's ambiance and their great veal scaloppine.
Best meal we had in Florence. The tasting menus are tremendous. Fun atmosphere. You won't be disappointed in this small little restaurant.