Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Florentine Walk

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, FlorenceTired to walk in Livorno, we took a train for a day trip to Florence. Here is the “Basilica of Santa Maria Novella”, just outside the main railway station bearing the same name.The first courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio, FlorenceThe first courtyard of “Palazzo Vecchio”, with a porphyry fountain by Battista del Tadda. On the left “Samson and Philistine”, a work by Pierino da Vinci.Basilica di Santa Croce, Basilica of the Holy Cross, FlorenceThe “Basilica di Santa Croce” (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians: Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo and Rossini rest inside this church. On the left a statue of Dante Alighieri by Enrico Pazzi.Giotto's Campanile, piazza del Duomo, FlorenceGiotto's Campanile in “Piazza del Duomo” is the free-standing bell tower of the “Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore” (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower), the cathedral church of Florence.Ponte Vecchio, FlorenceThe central part of the “Ponte Vecchio” (Old Bridge).

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18 comments:

Farmchick said...

Such beautiful detail in these old structures.

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you! Wonderful pictures VP, really beautiful and a gorgeous day for a walk.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, wonderful town! I've been there years ago. Unfortunately, only paper photos :( All yours are beautiful but I like that of Ponte Vecchio very much. The Basilica is wonderful.

Tash said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Firenze!!!
I have wonderful memories of my short visit there 21 years ago! Your photographs are outstanding. You've captured the gorgeous scenery so beautifully.

Randy said...

Wow that is some day trip! Lucky you.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Great shots and a wonderful town.

Jack said...

Ah, yes, Florence!!! I was there for several days one year ago. It is a wonderful city. Your photos bring back fond memories.

cieldequimper said...

Are you going to start Firenze DP?

Dina said...

So much beauty, it's overwhelming.

joo said...

I wish I could do the same! Must be awesome city!

JM said...

Gorgeous postcards! I regret not having taken more shots at the courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio... Love it!

Halcyon said...

Such beautiful architecture! I love Italian churches. You know how to do 'em with style.

Theanne and Baron said...

The history of the Ponte Vecchio is very interesting and the photo is excellent!

James said...

Hi VP.
I was just reading about Florence then I saw your post in my dashboard. Great photos and great weather!

ρομπερτ said...

Only beautiful memories, thank you for reminding. I read Dante for years now, again and again, always discovering something new. Please have a good Thursday.

Gunn said...

Superb images!!
Love them all.

Babzy said...

great serie :)

Kaori said...

If I'm ever in Livorno, this is the walk I want to take! So many gorgeous sights to see :D