As far as Cassandra’s concerned, the climb up to the top of the Duomo of Florence’s cupola is not ghoulish, it’s ghastly. “The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia” says the Duomo’s website. Cassandra would like to add a variety of other ailments to that list. … More Florence, the Duomo’s Cupola
Luxury, beauty and gore live side-by-side in this truly remarkable collection. with special mention of Gaetano Zumbo and Clemente Susini … More Florence, La Specola Part II
Taxidermy galore in this silent zoo, one of the world’s oldest museums founded by the Grand Duke Leopold in 1775
… More Florence, La Specola Part I
The burial place of illustrious Florentines native and non. Girolamo Segato lies here.
With special mention of Antonio Meucci … More Florence, Santa Croce
Bell jars and turned wood bases, dried limbs and men with two faces
… More Florence, Museo di Biomedica, Museo di Anatomia Teratologica