Saturday, August 6, 2011

Florence, Italy

Some facts about Florence (Firenze)

o  Capital city in the region of Tuscany
o  Lies on the River Arno
o  Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1982
o  Noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art, architecture
    and monuments

My impressions of Florence - dirty so look before you step, but beautiful art and architecture.

Here are some of my pics (click on pics to enlarge)

Santa Maria Novella 


The Uffizi (Museum)


Fountain of Neptune, Piazza della Signoria


Entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio flanked by David and Hercules & Cacus


Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall of Florence, from a side street


Statue of David at Piazzale Michaelangelo


View of Florence - Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo


View of Duomo and Santa Croce Church


Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) across the River Arno


Close up of the Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore


The Dome                               Bell Tower



Love all the pics                        

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