Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Piazzale Michaelangelo and the Ponte Vecchio

Other panoramic views of Florence can be seen from the Piazzale Michaelangelo, always jammed with tourists. This view shows the Florence synagogue’s green dome.


 There was an exhibition of irises in the garden when we were there:

Not a bad view of the Ponte Vecchio from here, either:

 The Ponte Vecchio mercifully doesn’t host the butcher shops that started out there (with a convenient means of disposal in the river), but has been taken over by gold shops and sports a statue of Benvenuto Cellini, the master goldsmith of the Renaissance. It leads to the Pitti Palace, which deserves a better photograph than the one I took.

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