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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