|Palazzo Vecchio, Florence|
The first Inferno site I visited in Florence was the museum of the Palazzo Vecchio. I found the door to the Vasari Corridor, Dante’s Death Mask and the Mappa Mundi globe, just as Brown had described them. Then I went inside the Florence Baptistery and saw the beautiful gold mosaic ceiling that medieval poet Dante gazed upon centuries ago. I’d also hoped to visit the Boboli Gardens but I ran out of time.
|Dante's Death Mask, Palazzo Vecchio|
|Ceiling of the Florence Baptistery|
In Venice I enjoyed cruising down the Grand Canal by water taxi as Robert Langdon did when he arrived in the city. And on Piazza San Marco I found the sculpture of The Tetrarchs on the basilica’s southwest corner. But there was restoration work being done on the basilica; scaffolding covered the balcony overlooking the piazza and the famous Bronze Horses of St. Mark's. There was a long lineup outside the basilica and I'm regretting my decision not to go inside.
|The Tetrarchs, St. Mark's Basilica|
|Bronze Horses of St. Mark's Basilica|
I’m looking forward to the film version of the book which is due for release in December. Then I’ll finally be able see the Inferno sights I missed – and revisit the others I did see with Professor Langdon himself.
Update: The release of Inferno has been delayed to October 2016.
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The Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
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