Basically they decorated by covering every available surface with frescoes, fabulous gilt-covered wood moldings, beautiful floor - actually I just realized I didn't take any pictures of floors - probably because my head was permanently bent backwards looking at the ceilings! I'm putting up all the ceilings together because 1) I can't remember anything about where they were; 2) when you get tired of ceilings you can just stop and know you're not missing pictures of other stuff. :)
At some point around here, we entered Eleanora's apartments. She was the wife of Cosimo I de Medici and certainly had plenty of decoration on which to cast her no doubt lovely eyes.
And, at the other end of the ceiling is Cosimo I, most likely a good and handsome man.
But meanwhile amassing a huge fortune that enabled them to surround themselves with incredible works of art!
Part 2 will be the more general decor of the Palazzo.
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.