Florence

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Westin Excelsior hotel, Florence, Italy

Westin Excelsior hotel, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The bright lights of the Westin Excelsior hotel are reflected in the River Arno at night. The slightly larger section on the right originated as the Casa Rucellai in 1504 and later became the Hotel Italie. The smaller section on the left was a house...

Italian gold jewelry, Florence, Italy

Italian gold jewelry, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — Italian gold jewelry, including gold chains, bracelets, gold earrings, necklaces, and rings, displayed for sale by one of the many jewellers' shops on the Ponte Vecchio, a famous hot spot for merchants since Medieval times.

Piazza della Repubblica: Arcone, Florence, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica: Arcone, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The triumphal Arcone ("arch") on the west side of the Piazza della Repubblica, the city's ancient center, the site of its original Roman Forum, its former Mercato Vecchio ("old market") and former Jewish ghetto. A huge public works project demolished...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The east side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen from atop the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Designed by the early Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giotto di Bondone with a surface of...

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy — View from the cupola atop Florence's Duomo toward the southeast. The church at left is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tower near the lower right edge is the Bargello. Running along the foot of the hills in the distance is the River Arno. Just...

Michelangelo’s tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Michelangelo’s tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Basilica of Santa Croce, designed by Giorgio Vasari. Above the tomb are three sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master....

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The cenotaph (empty tomb) for Dante Alighieri in the Basilica of Santa Croce, erected in 1829. The Italian poet was exiled from Florence (that sentence was rescinded in 2008) and residing in Ravenna when he died in 1321 on a return trip from Venice....

Florence

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Florence’ here at MarkCz.com.

Westin Excelsior hotel, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The bright lights of the Westin Excelsior hotel are reflected in the River Arno at night. The slightly larger section on the right originated as the Casa Rucellai in 1504 and later became the Hotel Italie. The smaller section on the left was a house...

Italian gold jewelry, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — Italian gold jewelry, including gold chains, bracelets, gold earrings, necklaces, and rings, displayed for sale by one of the many jewellers' shops on the Ponte Vecchio, a famous hot spot for merchants since Medieval times.

Piazza della Repubblica: Arcone, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The triumphal Arcone ("arch") on the west side of the Piazza della Repubblica, the city's ancient center, the site of its original Roman Forum, its former Mercato Vecchio ("old market") and former Jewish ghetto. A huge public works project demolished...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The east side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen from atop the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Designed by the early Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giotto di Bondone with a surface of...

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy — View from the cupola atop Florence's Duomo toward the southeast. The church at left is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tower near the lower right edge is the Bargello. Running along the foot of the hills in the distance is the River Arno. Just...

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The cenotaph (empty tomb) for Dante Alighieri in the Basilica of Santa Croce, erected in 1829. The Italian poet was exiled from Florence (that sentence was rescinded in 2008) and residing in Ravenna when he died in 1321 on a return trip from Venice....

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