Florence

The Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence. The most famous of the 6 bridges that span the River Arno and link the two parts of the city. The three other main bridges are the Ponte Delle Grazie, Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte Alla Carraia.

Inside one of the gold shops.
A road runs over the Pontevecchio bridge with gold shops all the way over the bridge
too. The windows on the photo are the backs of the gold shops.

The front of the Cathedral Santa Maria Del Fiore.
The Cathedral stands in the Piazza Duomo along with the Baptistry and the Bell Tower. The building of the Cathedral was started in 1296 by Arnoflo di Cambio. When he died the work stopped and was restarted in 1357 by Francesco Talenti. Work stopped again and was finally completed in 1436 by Brunelleschi.

The Bell Tower standing beside the Cathedral.
Building started in 1334 by Giotto,after he died, it was carried on by Andrea Pisano and was finished off by Francesco Talenti in 1359. It’s 85 meters high and has a square base of 14.45 meters x 14.45 meters.

The Baptistry was used as a cathedrel until 1128 then it was rebuilt to what we see now.
It was completed near the end of the 14th century.

The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace)stands
in the Piazza Della Signoria
A bronze statue in the Piazza Della Signoria
There are many narrow streets…  in Florence, as in most Italian cities. 

 

Outside the Uffizi Gallery, on the columns of the covered walkway.

Don’t miss the market near the Cathedral…

or the fashion shops.

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