When you travel to Florence, there are certain things that you would only know if you were a local, talked to a local, or stumbled upon it. Here are a couple of examples.
- Did you know there is a statue called “Il Porcellino” aka “The Bronze Fountain of A Bore” located in Mercato Nuovo? People kiss its snout to ensure safe travels and possibly a future return to Florence. I was told that if I kissed it I would find true love.
- Did you know that the real gold doors to the Baptistry of San Giovanni are inside the museum? The museum is called “Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.”
- Did you know that the blue prints to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City are coated in Florence at the Uffizi Gallery?
- Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci invited many instruments in Florence, but because he passed away in France his Mona Lisa is there?