Friday, May 13, 2016

Trip to Florence

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the most populous city in Tuscany.. It has been called the "Athens of the Middle Ages". The Historic Centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year. The city also contains numerous of museums and art galleries.

Florence is known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" for its monuments, churches, and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  It is considered as the largest dome built in brick and mortar in the world.

Here are some of the pictures I took for The Duomo on my Trip to Florence..

Above the main door is the colossal clock by Paolo Uccello (1443). This one-handed liturgical clock shows the 24 hours of the hora italica (Italian time), a period of time ending with sunset at 24 hours. This timetable was used until the 18th century. This is one of the few clocks from that time that still exist and are in working order.

The layout and structure of Florence in many ways harkens back to the Roman era. Nevertheless, the majority of the city was built during the Renaissance.

Another building that dominates Florence's skyline beside the  Duomo is The Palazzo Vecchio which is the town hall of Florence and also an art museum.  Here is the shot I took for the Palazzo Vecchio..

The River Arno cuts through the old part of the city..

Aside from its monuments, Florence contains beautiful numerous major squares and streets like ..

The Ponte Vecchio  is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Along the Ponte Vecchio, there can be seen many padlocks affixed in various places, especially to the railing around the statue of Benvenuto Cellini,an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry .

Here is a shot for the statue of Benvenuto Cellini..

Hope you enjoyed my trip  ;)

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog with beautiful photographs... Florence is very beautiful city and there are lots of places to visit. I am planning a trip from London to Florence. This blog is very helpful to make my trip plan to Florence