Walking tour through the street and alleyways of Renaissance Florence continues
Next to Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) is the Piazza Uffizi, the most famous museum in Florence. Its a collection of Renaissance paintings and contains works by the most famous painter including Michelangelo, de Vinci and Botticelli.
The Palazzo Vecchio is the city hall of Florence and this is one of the city's most famous landmarks. It is adjacent to Piazza Uffizi, the palace was originally known as the Palazzo del Popolo (People's Palace). A large bell was hoisted into the bell tower, it is used to announce public meetings or to warn imminent danger. Florentines gathered at this square for important political occasions.
Piazza della Signoria
The Piazza della Signoria become Florence's most important square. The presence of Palazzo Vecchio gave the Piazza della Signoria a key role in the political history of Florence.
The Neptune Fountain symbolize Florence as a naval power. The design of Bartolomeo Ammannati shows the Roman God of the sea surrounded by sea nymphs.
|Left Side: David Statue|
Right Side: Statue of Hercules and Cacus
|Statue of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany|
Quite a lot of these in Florence
Hybrid or Electric Car are widely use within the city walls of Florence. This would help protect the beauty of the Tuscany region for future generations away from air pollution that damaging the city's world renowned architecture and priceless works of art.
What an environmental sustainable city... I envy Florence for having initiatives in reaching their goal... This electric car really fits the narrow street of Florence and save from parking space. What do you think?
to be continued...
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