Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part III

Door, Via Zamboni, 57, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Door, Via Zamboni, 59, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Collezione di Mineralogia, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Door, Museo di Mineralogia L Bombicci, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Door, Museo di Mineralogia L Bombicci, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Convento Padri Agostiniani, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Convent of the Augustinian Fathers – Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore


Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore, Piazza Gioacchino Rossini, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Chiesa di San Donato, Piazzetta Achille Ardigò, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Arcade, L’Accademia di Letteratura, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Entrance, Lifebrain Laboratorio Analisi, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Bricked Wall Niche, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

See on Google Street View


Old Doors, Via del Carro, 2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doors, Via Zamboni, 6, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Passageway, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 1, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Entrance Doors, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Bologna, Palazzo della Mercanzia, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Gated Passage, Via Castiglione, 1, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Window Grille With Shields, Via Castiglione, 2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Entrance, Palazzo Pepoli Vecchio, Via Castiglione, 8, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

A medieval palace now home to the Museo della Storia di Bologna – Museum of the History of Bologna.


Traffic Jam, Via Clavature, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

It’s very easy to get yourself into a situation such as this when trying to navigate these historic places.


Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita, Via Clavature, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

13th Century origins as church and a hospital. Current construction dates to 1687.


Trattoria da Gianni, Via Clavature, 18, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Narrow Street, Via de’ Musei, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part II

Archway, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doorway, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Palazzo Malvezzi, Via Zamboni, 13, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

See a “Virtual Tour” of the inside of this old palace.


Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore, Piazza Gioacchino Rossini, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. Italy

Construction of this historic church began in 1267 and was completed in 1315. It was consecrated in 1344.


Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doorway, Palazzo Gotti, Via Zamboni, 34, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doorway, Palazzo Riario, Via Zamboni, 38, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Porta San Donato, Piazza Di Porta San Donato, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Porta San Donato, also known as Porta Zamboni, was a gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. It was a gate into the University area of the City.

The gate was built in the 13th-century, and by 1354 was equipped with a drawbridge. It was sealed in 1428, but reopened in the following decades.


Bollard, Via Castiglione, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. Italy


Old Stone Steps, Via de’ Musei, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Wall Shrine, Back Streets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part I

We hired a car from Florence for a drive to Bologna and what a trip. Magnificent.


Italian Countryside Panorama, Tuscany, Italy


Country Villas, Via Bolognese, Querceto, Tuscany, Italy


Castello di Villanova, Via Nazionale, Barberino di Mugello, Tuscany, Italy


Rural Ruins, Via Nazionale, Cafaggiolo, Tuscany, Italy


Misty Panorama, Via Nazionale, Cafaggiolo, Tuscany, Italy


“Warning”, Via Nazionale, Cafaggiolo, Tuscany, Italy


Panoramas, Futa Pass, Via Traversa Futa, Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Tuscany, Italy


Ristorante Passo della Futa dal 1890, Futa Pass, Via Traversa Futa, Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Tuscany, Italy


Panorama, Via Pietramala, Pietramala, Tuscany, Italy


Waterfall, Via Idice, Monterenzio, Tuscany, Italy


Building Ruin, Via Idice, Monterenzio, Tuscany, Italy


Hotel San Donato (Palazzo Malvasia), Piazzetta Achille Ardigò, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

[Our place of residence in Bologna]

The hotel is in an old but fully renovated Italian Palazzo – Palazzo Malvasia which dates to the 13th century.


The Two Towers, Via San Vitale, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

There are two towers and are commonly referred to as “Two Towers”. They date to the 13th century and are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). It was located at the site of the early medieval Gate to the Via Emilia, the Porta Ravennate, now remembered by the name of the adjacent Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. The taller tower is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda.


Church & Clock Tower, Via San Vitale, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Galleria del Leone, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Palazzo della Mercanzia, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Ferro da Facciata, Via Castiglione, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

A ferro (plural ferri) or ferro da facciata is an item of functional wrought-iron work on the façade of an Italian building. Ferri are a common feature of Medieval and Renaissance architecture in Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. They are of three main types: ferri da cavallo have a ring for tethering horses, and are set at about 1.5 metres from the ground; holders for standards and torches are placed higher on the façade and on the corners of the building; arpioni have a cup-shaped hook or hooks to support cloth for shade or to be dried, and are set near balconies.

In Florence, ferri da cavallo and arpioni were often made to resemble the head of a lion, the symbolic marzocco of the Republic of Florence. Later, cats, dragons, horses and fantastic animals were also represented.

 

[See a collection of the wonderful features here]


Iron Bracket, Via Castiglione, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Stairway Passage, Palazzo Pepoli Vecchio, Via Castiglione, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Vintage Street Lamp, Piazza del Francia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Stone Carved, Piazza del Francia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Via de Pepoli, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




Italy 2019 Florence Part V

“Watching”, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Palazzo Ottaviani, Piazza degli Ottaviani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Ponte alla Carraia, Arno River, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The first mention of the bridge (then built in wood) dates from 1218. Destroyed by a flood in 1274, it was soon reconstructed, but fell down again in 1304 under the weight of a crowd who had met to watch a spectacle. It was the first bridge in the city rebuilt after the 1333 flood, perhaps under design of Giotto. Again damaged in 1557, it was remade by will of Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, who assigned the project to Bartolomeo Ammannati.

Enlarged during the 19th century, the bridge was blown up by the retreating German Army during World War II (1944). The current structure is a design by Ettore Fagiuoli, completed in 1948.
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Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello, Via di Cestello, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


River Arno Eastwards from Ponte Alla Carriai, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Ponte Santa Trinita & Ponte Vecchio, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Lamp, Lungarno Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Coat of Arms, Lungarno Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Ponte Santa Trinita, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The Ponte Santa Trìnita is the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, characterised by three flattened ellipses.

The bridge was constructed by the Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammannati from 1567 to 1569. Its site, downstream of the Ponte Vecchio, is a major link in the medieval street plan of Florence, which has been bridged at this site since the 13th century. The wooden bridge of 1252 was swept away in a flood seven years later and was rebuilt in stone; this structure was in turn destroyed by a flood in 1333. The bridge of five arches constructed by Taddeo Gaddi was also destroyed in the flood of 1557, which occasioned Ammannati’s replacement. Four ornamental statues of the Seasons were added to the bridge in 1608, as part of the wedding celebrations of Cosimo II de’ Medici with Maria Magdalena of Austria


Street Shrine, Corner Borgo San Jacopo, Via del Presto di San Martino & Via Santo Spirito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Fontana dello Sprone, Cnr Via Dello Sprone & Borgo San Jacopo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Flower Pot, Borgo San Jacopo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Torre dei Belfredelli, Borgo San Jacopo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Costa Del Pozzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Piazza Di Santa Maria Soprarno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Costa dei Magnoli, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


San Giovanni Battista (John the Baptist), Via de’ Bardi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

OPERA DI GIULIANO VANGI

donata alla cittá dall’ente
cassa di risparmio di firenze
1796-1996


Small Access Door, Cantina Capponi, Via de’ Bardi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Memorial to St Francis of Assisi, Via de’ Bardi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Qui Giunse Nel 1211 Per La Prima Volta a Firenze San Francesco d’Assisi

Here, in 1211, San Francesco d’Assisi arrived in Florence for the first time


Church of San Niccolò Sopr’Arno, Via di San Niccolò, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Porta San Miniato, Via San Miniato, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Cappella Pazzi, Largo Piero Bargellini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Bell Tower, San Niccolò Oltrarno, Via San Niccolò, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Lamp, Via dei Bastioni, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Porta San Niccolò, Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

14th Century City Gate


Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Rampe dei Poggi, Viale Giuseppe Poggi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Lamp, Viale Giuseppe Poggi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Pathway to Giardino delle Rose, Oltrarno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Stele “Sole per Galileo Galilei”, Piazza Poggi, Lungarno Serristori, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Gate in the Riverbank, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Weir, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Weir & Spillway, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Riverside to Ponte alle Grazie, Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Lamp, Via del Ronco, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Riverside Steps, Ponte San Niccolò, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Torre della Zecca Vecchia, Piazza Piave, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

National Library of Florence


Monument to Dante Alighieri. Piazza di Santa Croce, Largo Piero Bargellini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Dante Alighieri, probably baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to simply as Dante, was an Italian poet.


Basilica di Santa Croce a Firenze, Piazza di Santa Croce, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Piazza Santa Croce Fountain, Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Via delle Burella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Palazzo del Bargello Doorway, Via della Vigna Vecchia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The Bargello, also known as the Palazzo del Bargello, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, or Palazzo del Popolo, is a former barracks and prison, now an art museum.


Street Signs, Florence, Via del Proconsolo, Piazza di San Firenze, Tuscany, Italy


“Ero Nudo E Mi Avete Vestito”, Sculpture, Palazzo del Bargello, Via del Proconsolo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

“I was naked and you clothed me”


Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


4659 Via de’ Cerretani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy



Italy 2019 Florence Part IV

Religious Statues, Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Monument To General Manfredo Fanti, Piazza San Marco, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The Monument to General Manfredo Fanti commemorates General Manfredo Fanti, a soldier and leader in battles for Italian independence and unification. Erected in 1873.


Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Fountain, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Granduca Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

It is said the statue was cast with cannons taken from the Turks by the Knights of Santo Stefano.


Cupola di Brunelleschi, (Il Duomo), Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Pope Eugenius IV, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The cathedral was consecrated by Pope Eugene IV on 25 March 1436, (the first day of the year according to the Florentine calendar).


Sant’Antonino da Firenze, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Arnolfo di Cambio
(c. 1240 – 1300/1310)
Italian architect and sculptor. In 1294-95 he worked in Florence, in charge of construction of the cathedral of the city


Statue of Fillipo Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Filippo Brunelleschi
(Firenze c. 1377 – 1446)
Italian designer and a key figure in architecture. Designer of the dome of the cathedral.


Doorway to the Dome, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


“Watchful”, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


L’Antica Cantina del Chianti, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Smallgoods Shop, Via Sant’Antonino, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


“Elemosine Per Il Mantenimento Della Luce”, Via Sant’Antonino, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Translation – Alms For Keeping The Light 


Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Trattoria La Madia, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Tourist Carriage, Via Panzani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Carabinieri, Via Panzani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Albergo (Hotel) Bonciani, Via Panzani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Obelisco al Caduti Per La Patria, Piazza dell’Unità Italiana, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Carving, Convent of Santa Maria Novella Dominican Fathers, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Carabinieri, Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Sant’Antonino da Firenze, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

St. Antoninus (Antonio Pierozzi, the Archbishop of Florence)



Italy 2019 Florence Part III

Corner Doors, Cappelle Medicee (Medici Chapel), Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Sign, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Fortezza di San Giovanni Battista, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Fortezza da Basso is a fort inserted in the fourteenth century walls of Florence. Its official name is the Fortress of Saint John the Baptist. It opened in 1537.


Fontana Della Fortezza Da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Lamps, Fontana Della Fortezza Da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Trams, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Largo Martiri delle Foibe”, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Pillar Lamp, Hotel La Fortezza, viale Giovanni Milton, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity, Via Leone, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Portico, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Triumphal Arch of the Lorraine, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Northernmost point of the historic centre of Florence.. erected between 1737-1739.


Porta San Gallo, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

This was once the main northern gate of the city.


Fresco, Porta San Gallo, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Lamp, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Drinking Fountain, Porta San Gallo, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Stone Carving, Chiesa Santa Lucia dè Magnoli, Via de’ Bardi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Religious Shrine, Via Nazionale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy



Italy 2019 Florence Statuary

Tomb of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Statue, Mercato del Porcellino, Via Calimala, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

David (replica) & Hercules and Cacus, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

‘Judith and Holofernes’ by Donatello, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Doorside Statue, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Monument to Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Water Fountain, Borgo San Jacopo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Statue of Cosimo Ridolfo 1794-1865, Piazza San Spirito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Francesco Redi 1626-1697 – Anatomist

Farinata degli Uberti 1212-1264 – Aristocrat and Military Leader

Pier Capponi 1447-1496 – Statesman

Giovanni delle Bande Nere 1498-1526 – Mercenary Military Captain of the Pope

Francesco Ferruccio 1489-1530 – Military Captain

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 – Artist & Inventor

Giotto di Bondone 1267-1337 – Painter

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (Donatello) 1386-1466 – Sculptor

Leon Battista Alberti 1404-1472 – Architect

Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571 – Artist

Guido Aretino c. 991-1033 – Musical Theorist

Accorso da Bagnolo c. 1182-1263 – Jurist

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni 1475-1564 (Michelangelo) – Artist

Antoninus of Florence 1389-1459 – Theologian

Dante Alighieri c. 1265-1321 – Poet

Francesco Petrarca 1304-1374 – Poet

Andrea Cesalpino 1519-1603 – Physiologist

Paolo Mascagni 1755-1815 – Anatomist

Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (Galileo Galilei) 1564-1642 – Astronomer &

Pier Antonio Micheli 1679-1737 – Botanist

Francesco Guicciardini 1483-1540 – Historian &

Amerigo Vespucci 1454-1512 – Cartographer

All of these are in Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy