Saturday, April 12, 2008

When the Roman strolled by

A stretched view from hilltop of Piazzale Michelangelo, a picturesque scenery of the panorama of Florence, the "Historic Centre of Florence" was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. To get to the hilltop, one should take a circular routes 12 and 13 go up there - the 12 goes the quickest way there, and the 13 is the quickest way back.

A dramatic sunset silhouettes the replica statue of David in the Piazzale Michelangelo

Palazzo Vecchio” is the town hall of Florence in the square called “Piazza della Signoria”. Inside “Palazzo Vecchio” there is a museum with a lot of works of Michelangelo Buonarroti and Giorgio Vasari.

Campanile di Giotto - Piazza Duomo, Florence. A classic Gothic architecture. It was built so that the town bells could be heard far and wide, to announce mass, celebrations or at times, to warn of impending danger. This is the fourth biggest church in Europe, after the “San Pietro in Vaticano” in Rome, “Saint Pauls” in London and the “Cathedral of Milan” (“Duomo di Milano”) in Milan.


At the heart of the city in Piazza della Signoria is Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune, which is a masterpiece of marble sculpture at the terminus of a still functioning Roman aqueduct.

Copy of Michelangelo's David dominating Piazza della Signoria. (The real David is in the Galleria dell'Accademia. It's prohibited to bring camera inside)

View over the Arno river, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) spanning across Arno river, built in 1345. The old bridge survived trough WWII, and is lined with shops, mainly gold and silversmiths, making this a popular shopping area( well, for the riches)


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food paradise said...

yoyoyo...not bad huh...although d trip is quite tiring(haha...bcoz wanna spend least time to go as much place as we can)but looking bac tis photo...sigh...quite proud of us for having tis trip!!
florence...though not such metropolitan city like paris, rome and barcelona...but its a worthwhile city to go too la...peaceful...hehe
go on!go on!!post more city!!!

chiiliyeow said...

he he... it's really our hard work and least me managed to visit almost 95% of landmark we planned..great work!kinda proud of ourselves o...

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