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Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia
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Firenze is the capital city of the Tuscany region and is internationally esteemed for its high concentration of Renaissance art and architecture1. Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Firenze that you might want to visit: –
The Duomo: This is the most iconic landmark of Firenze, a stunning cathedral with a red-tiled dome designed by Brunelleschi. The Duomo also includes the Baptistery and the Campanile, which offer spectacular views of the city from their top levels.
The Basilica of Santa Croce is a magnificent church in Firenze that is famous for its art, architecture, and history. It was founded by the Franciscan order in the 13th century, and is considered the largest Franciscan church in the world. The church is built in the Gothic style, with a wooden ceiling, pointed arches, and stained-glass windows. The façade is made of white marble with green and red accents, and was added in the 19th century by the architect Niccolò Matas. The church contains the tombs and monuments of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Dante, Rossini, and many others. It is also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most significant churches in Florence, with its coloured marble, elegant form and works of art kept inside. It is located opposite the city’s main railway station, and is the first great basilica in Florence. It is also the city’s principal Dominican church. The church was built on the site of a 9th-century oratory of Santa Maria delle Vigne, and was called Santa Maria Novella (‘New’) because it was a new construction1 The building began in the mid-13th century by two Dominican friars, Fra Sisto Fiorentino and Fra Ristoro da Campi, and lasted 80 years1 The church was consecrated in 1420.
The Uffizi Gallery: This is one of the world’s most famous art museums, housing a vast collection of masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio. The Uffizi Gallery also features a corridor that connects it to the Pitti Palace across the river Arno. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:15 am to 6:50 pm.
Piazzale Michelangelo.: This is a square on a hill that offers a stunning panoramic view of the city and its landmarks, such as the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Palazzo Vecchio. You can also see a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David statue in the center of the square. The square is open every day, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
The Ponte Vecchio: This is the oldest and most picturesque bridge in Firenze, dating back to the 14th century. The Ponte Vecchio is lined with shops selling jewelry, art, and souvenirs, and has a hidden passageway that was used by the Medici family to move between their residences. The Palazzo Vecchio: This is the town hall of Firenze and a symbol of its civic power. The Palazzo Vecchio has a fortress-like appearance and a tower that dominates the Piazza della Signoria. The palace contains many rooms decorated with frescoes and sculptures, as well as a museum that displays artworks and historical artifacts.
The Boboli Gardens: These are the largest and most elegant gardens in Firenze, located behind the Pitti Palace. The Boboli Gardens are a perfect example of Italian Renaissance landscaping, with fountains, statues, grottoes, and terraces. The gardens also offer panoramic views of the city and the surrounding hills.
Florence is a city of art, culture, and cuisine. It has many special foods that reflect its history and tradition. Some of the most famous dishes are: Bistecca alla Fiorentina: A thick and juicy T-bone steak grilled over an open flame and seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil. It is served very rare and usually shared by two or more people. It is one of the most iconic dishes of Florence and Tuscany. Lampredotto: A sandwich made with thinly sliced tripe (the fourth stomach of a cow) that has been boiled in broth and seasoned with salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic. It is a typical street food that dates back to the medieval times, when it was considered a poor man’s dish. You can find it in outdoor markets or street stalls, where you can choose to add spicy red sauce or herby green sauce to your sandwich. Ribollita: A hearty soup made with beans, kale, cabbage, carrots, onions, and stale bread. The name means “reboiled” because it was traditionally made by reheating the leftover vegetable soup from the previous day and adding bread to thicken it. It is a warm and comforting dish that is perfect for cold weather. Pappardelle al cinghiale: A pasta dish made with wide, flat noodles (pappardelle) and a rich sauce of wild boar meat (cinghiale), tomatoes, red wine, herbs, and spices.
Photo Gallery of Walk 1 in Firenze – Piazza di Santa Maria Novella to Parco e giardino Il Bobolinom
Approximately 3.44 km – 2.14 miles
The walk starts in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella – Piazza degli Ottaviani – Via dei Fossi – Piazza Carlo Goldoni – Ponte alla Carraia – Lungarno Soderini – Piazza di Cestello – Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello – Via di Cestello – Borgo S. Frediano – Porta di San Frediano, Borgo S. Frediano – Walk back along Borgo S. Frediano to Via del Drago D’Oro – Piazza del Carmine – Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine – Borgo S. Frediano – Via dei Serragli – Via Santa Maria – Porta Romana, Piazzale di Porta Romana – Viale Niccolo Machiavelli – Parco e giardino Il Bobolinom
Photo Gallery of Walk 2 in Firenze – Via delle Porte Sante to Lungarno Torrigiani
Approximately 1.80 km – 1.12 miles
The walk starts at Via delle Porte Sante – Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte – Via di S. Salvatore Al Monte – Chiesa di San Salvatore al Monte – Piazzale Michelangelo – Passaggio Via del Monte alle Croci – Giardino delle rose, Viale Giuseppe Poggi – Via del Monte alle Croci – Porta San Miniato – Via S. Miniato – Via di S. Niccolò – Via dei Rena – Piazza Nicola Demidoff – Lungarno Serristori – Lungarno Torrigiani
Photo Gallery of Walk 3 in Firenze – Lungarno Guicciardini to Piazza di Santa Croce
Approximately 2.03 km – 1.26 miles
The walk starts in Lungarno Guicciardini – Piazza de’ Frescobaldi – Ponte Santa Trinita – Via de’ Tornabuoni – Piazza di Santa Trinita – Via de’ Tornabuoni – Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli – Ponte Vecchio – Borgo S. Jacopo – Via de’ Guicciardini – Piazza di S. Felicita – Chiesa di Santa Felicita – Via de’ Guicciardini – Via de’ Bardi – Lungarno Torrigiani – Giardino Martin Lutero, Lungarno Torrigiani -Ponte alle Grazie – Via dei Benci – Borgo Santa Croce – Via Antonio Magliabechi – Piazza di Santa Croce
Photo Gallery of Walk 4 in Firenze – Borgo dei Greci to Piazza del Duomo
Approximately 1.74 km – 1.08 miles
The walk starst in Borgo dei Greci – Piazza di S. Firenze – Piazza di S. Firenze, Piazza di S. Firenze – Via dei Magazzini ia Via della Condotta – Via dei Magazzini – Piazza della Signoria – Via degli Speziali – Via dei Calzaiuoli – Piazza della Repubblica – Via degli Speziali – Via dei Calzaiuoli – Piazza del Duomo
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