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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part VI

Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maria della Carità, Via San Felice, Bologna


Inscription, San Nicolò di San Felice, Via San Felice, Bologna

San Nicolò di San Felice is a deconsecrated Roman Catholic church located on via San Felice 41 in Bologna, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Bombardment during World War two caused sufficient damage to close the brick walled structure with a front portico.

A church at the site is documented since the 12th-century, when it was located outside the city walls.

CRUCEM HANC
INSIGNE REDEMPTIONIS HUMANAE VEXILLUM
A BONONIENSIBUS CIVIBUS
VIX NASCENTE ECCLESIA
IN SUSCEPTAE FIDEI ARGUMENTUM
ERECTAM
INDE SAEPIUS INIURIA TEMPORUM COLLAPSAM
ITERUMQUE PRISTINO LOCO RESTITUTAM
VESPASIANUS GRIMALDI
ALPHONSO PALEOTTO ARCHIEPI(SCOPO) BONONIEN(SI)
SUB INITIUM SUPERIORIS SECULI (!)
IN VIAE HUIUS MEDIO
SUPER PONTEM QUO FIRMIUS SUBSISTERET
COLLOCAVIT
VERUM PONTE PRO AMPLIANDA VIA DESTRUCTO
EAMDEM CRUCEM
HIERONYMO GRIMALDO S(ANCTAE) R(OMANAE) E(CCLESIAE) CARDINALI
TIT(ULO) SANCTAE BALBINAE
BONONIAE LEGATO

PROSPER LAMBERTINUS S(ANCTAE) R(OMANAE) E(CCLESIAE) CARDINALIS

TIT(ULO) SANCTAE CRUCIS IN IERUSALEM

ARCHIEPISCOPUS BONONIENSIS
SACRI ROMANI IMPERII PRINCEPS
AEMULA MAIORUM SUORUM PIETATE
SUB HAC PORTICU SACRAE HUIUS AEDIS PARIETI
AFFIGI CURAVIT
ATQUE SOLEMNI RITU BENEDIXIT
OMNIBUSQUE CORAM IPSA DEVOTE ORANTIBUS
ET PRO PATRIAE INCOLUMITATE
VOTA SUA OMNIPOTENTI DEO NUNCUPANTIBUS
CENTUM DIERUM INDULGENTIAM BENIGNE CONCESSIT
ANNO MDCCXXXII

Translation
“This cross, an extraordinary sign of human redemption, erected by the citizens of Bologna when the church was just being born in defense of the embraced faith, then very often ruined by the ravages of time and each time restored in its original place, Vespasiano Grimaldi, when it was Archbishop of Bologna Alfonso Paleotti, at the beginning of the last century, placed it in the middle of this street above the bridge, so that it could resist more firmly.
However, this bridge having been destroyed to widen the road, when Girolamo Grimaldi, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church with the title of Santa Balbina, Prospero Lambertini, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church with the title of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Bologna, prince of the Holy Roman Empire, took care that the same cross was affixed under this portico on the wall of this sacred building and blessed it with a solemn rite and graciously granted one hundred days of indulgence to all those who prayed devoutly in front of it and who formulated their vows to Almighty God for the salvation of the country.
Year 1732 “.


Entrance, Palazzo Buriani, Via San Felice, Bologna


Basilica di San Francesco, Piazza Malpighi, Bologna

In the foreground is one of the Tombe dei Glossatori – Historical tombs dedicated to the first university teachers.


Coat of Arms, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Towers of Basilica di San Francesco & Colonna dell’Immacolata, Piazza Malpighi, Bologna


Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore, Via Cesare Battisti & Via VI Novembre, Bologna


Wrought Iron Guard, Via Porta Nova, Bologna


Statue of San Domenico, Cnr Via Porta Nova & Via Cesare Battisti, Bologna

Saint Dominic, also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán; 8 August 1170 – 6 August 1221), was a Castilian Catholic priest and founder of the Dominican Order. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers.

The “canopy” above the statue is referred to as a “baldachin” or “baldaquin”.

The church, statues and guard are all visible on this Street View!


Entrance to Residential Block, Via Cesare Battisti, Bologna


Entrance, Palazzo del Governo, Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bologna


Colonnade, Palazzo del Governo, Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bologna


Colonnade, Prefettura di Bologna, Piazza Galileo Galilei, Bologna


Artwork in the Colonnade, Prefettura di Bologna, Piazza Galileo Galilei, Bologna


Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita, Via Clavature, Bologna


Salumeria Simoni, Via Drapperie, Bologna


Quadrilatero Fiorito, 6 Via Drapperie, Bologna


Carving, Doorway, 5 Via Drapperie, Bologna


Flags, Cnr Via Drapperie & Via Pescherie Vecchie, Bologna


Memorial, P Marella Padre dei Poveri, Cnr Via Caprarie & Via Drapperie, Bologna

Fr Marella Father of the Poor

This Street View shows a Monk collecting for the charity sitting in front of that memorial plate.


Stone Carving, Cnr Via Caprarie & Via Drapperie, Bologna

Sits above the Memorial to P Marella Padre dei Poveri


Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Enjoy a Beer, Caffé Maxim, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna


Along the Colonnade, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Along the Colonnade, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Strada Maggiore, Bologna

It is the only Bolognese street to have preserved the urban designation of “strada” (from the Latin sternere : “pavement”), dating back to Roman times and confirmed by the Napoleonic reform of 1801


Roadside View, A1-Autostrada del Sole, Roncobilaccio, Baragazza



Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part V

From the Breakfast Table, Hotel San Donato, Palazzo Malvasia, Via Zamboni, Bologna


Our Hire Car, Courtyard, Hotel San Donato (Palazzo Malvasia), Bologna


Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Piazza Maggiore, Bologna


Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna


Palazzo del Podestà, Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna


Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna


View Along Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Via De’ Giudei, Bologna


LaFeltrinelli Librerie, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

(A Bookshop)


Doorway, 1 Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


“Spiritus Intus Alit”, Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

(Main doorway and bas relief each side)

The Latin Inscription “Spiritus Intus Alit” Translates as- “Spirit within sustains”

Short guide to the Basilica of Saints Bartolomeo and Gaetano


Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Carabinieri Cars, Via San Vitale, Bologna


Statue Of San Petronius, Piazza Di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

Saint Petronius was bishop of Bologna during the fifth century. He is a patron saint of the city. Born of a noble Roman family, he became a convert to Christianity and subsequently a priest. As bishop of Bologna, he built the Church of Santo Stefano.


Medieval Building, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Le Due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

See Street View!


Coat of Arms, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna


Gated Entrance, Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna

Take a Tour Inside


Ornate Street Lamp. Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna


Fontana Vecchia, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna

By Sicilian Artist Tommaso Laureti 1565


Entrance, Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro, Via dell’Indipendenza, Bologna


Staircase, Via dell’Indipendenza, Bologna


“Libertas”, Cnr Via Ghirlanda & Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna

(This sits above what is now a menswear shop)


Banco di Roma Clock, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna


Hotel Carosello (B&B), 26 Via San Felice, Bologna


Arcade, 48 Via San Felice, Bologna


Doorway, Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maria della Carità, Via San Felice, Bologna


Porta San Felice, Piazza di Porta San Felice, Bologna

Porta San Felice was the westernmost gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. The gate was erected in the 13th century, and rebuilt in 1334 with a machiocolated tower and drawbridge. It was restored in 1508, and again in 1805 when Napoleon visited the city. In 1840, the flanking walls were torn down. A barracks and tax house for collecting duties was in the past found astride the entrance.


Doorway, 137 Via San Felice, Bologna


Door Furniture, 121 Via San Felice, Bologna



San Marino

Being so close, we decided a days outing to visit the small country of San Marino was on the cards. Having a hire car in areas like this is a blessing as there is much to see along the way from Bologna and return.

San Marino is a mountainous microstate surrounded by north-central Italy and is among the world’s oldest republics, it retains much of its historic architecture. Situated on the slopes of Monte Titano is the capital, also called San Marino. A wonderful city known for its medieval walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets. The Three Towers, castle like citadels dating to the 11th century, sit on the neighbouring peaks.


Monte Titano San Remo from Via Santa Aquilina, Cerasolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Panoramic Views taken from Various Places within Città di San Marino, San Marino


Water Fountain, Via Piana, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Stone Clock Faces, Via Piana, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Statue, Melchiorre Delfico, Viale Antonio Onofri, Città di San Marino, San Marino

Italian Economist 1744 – 1835

Inscription Reads:-
a
melchiorre delfico
filosofo e storico
della liberta’ perpetva
il senato e il popolo


“For the Peace”, Campo Bruno Reffi, Città di San Marino, San Marino

Inscription Reads:-

GIORGIO OIKONOMOI
PER LA PACE
Repubblica di San Marino 1983-1682 d.F.R.
giornata dedicata dalla
commissione Nazionale Sammarinese
per l’unicef

ALLA PACE
21 marzo


Cavallo Rampante (Horse Rampant), Piazzale Stazione, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Piazzale Stazione, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Monument to San Francesco, Chiesa di San Quirino, Viale Federico D’urbino, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Guaita Fortress, Monte Titano, Città di San Marino, San Marino

The Guaita fortress is the oldest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano, and the most famous. It was built in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison. It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. It was registered as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2008. Guaita is one of three peaks which overlooks the city of San Marino.


Observation Area, Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Studded Doors, Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Chapel Walls, Cappella Di Santa Barbara, Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Ristorante Pizzeria Nido del Falco, Contrada Fossi, Città di San Marino, Sab Marino


Bar Pattinaggio, Campo Bruno Reffi, Città di San Marino, San Marino


City Gateway, Via Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Entrance, Ristorante La Fratta, Via Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Doorway, Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino, San Marino


Ambasciata d’Italia, Viale Antonio Onofri, Città di San Marino, San Marino

Italian Embassy


Armoured Vehicles, Museo del Aviazione, Via Santa Aquilina, Cerasolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy



Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part IV

It’s been a while since the last post so here’s the continuation of Bologna.


Rooftop View from the Dining Room of Hotel San Donato, Via Zamboni, Bologna


Basilica di San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

Construction began in 1390 and its main facade has remained unfinished since. The building was transferred from the city to the diocese in 1929; the basilica was finally consecrated in 1954.


Alfresco Area, L’Asporto, Via Guglielmo Oberdan, Bologna


Doorway, 2 Via San Nicolò, Bologna


Doorway, 15 Via Altabella, Bologna


Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune), Piazza Pettuno, Bologna

The construction of the fountain was commissioned by the Cardinal Legate Charles Borromeo, to symbolize the fortunate recent election of Borromeo’s uncle as Pope Pius IV. To clear space for the fountain, an entire edifice had to be demolished.

The design and assembly of the fountain was completed by the Palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti in 1563. The fountain was completed in 1565. The over-life-size bronze figure of the god Neptune was completed and fixed in place around 1566.


Palazzo del Podestà, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna


Portico, Via Zamboni, Bologna


Reminders of the Past, Arcidiocese di Bologna, Via Altabella, Bologna

See this on Street View


Torre Prendiparte (also called Torre Coronata), Piazzetta Prendiparte, Via Sant’Alò, Bologna

This tower built in the 12th century and standing 61 metres tall, today has a slight incline to the north. The tower was part of the so-called triad of medieval skyscrapers together with those of the Galluzzi and the Azzoguidi . It was sold for the first time in 1293 for 500 lire.


Stone Carving, Via Rizzolo, Bologna


Pope Gregory XIII, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

The current building is the result of the fusion of three palaces, with the oldest dating to the 12th century: the casa-torre (house-tower), well visible as it is the part of the building with the clock tower. Originally, this was the house of the jurist Accursio (hence the name given to the building, which is also known as Palazzo Comunale), an eminent professor of law at the Studium, the University of Bologna.

Accursio sold the palace to the city in 1287, and, in the 13th century, the building became known as Palazzo delle Biade because it was used as the municipal storage of grains.

In 1336, it became the seat of the Anziani (“Elders”), the highest magistrates of the city (Comune). Thirty years later, the papal legate – the representative of the pope in town – gave the building its fortified look, with walls, merlons and towers (perhaps because papal power had always been seen with suspicion by the Bolognesi).

In 1425, the building was further expanded to house the apartments of the Papal Legate.


L’Amor Patrio e il Valore Militare, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

These bronze statues by Giuseppe Romagnoli “L’Amor Patrio e il Valore Militare” were returned to the facade of Palazzo d’Accursio after 75 years together with the plaque dedicated to King Umberto I. Originally placed in 1909 at the main entrance of the Palazzo d’Accursio, was removed and partially destroyed in 1943 by order of the Italian Social Republic, with the intention of erasing any memory of the ruling house.


Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli, Bologna

TORRE DEGLI ASINELLI

The Tower was built between 1109 and 1119 by the family bearing the same name and was handed over to the Municipality as early as the following century. 498 internal steps lead to the top at a height of 97.02 metres.

TORRE GARISENDA

Torre Garisenda, built at the same time, is different due to its shorter height of 47 metres. It is known for its steep overhang due to a subsidence of the land and the foundations, so much so that Dante featured it in Canto XXXI of the Inferno. It was lowered for fear of it collapsing during the 14th century.


Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Torre degli Azzoguidi (also called Torre Altabella) , Via Altabella, Bologna

Built in the 12th century the tower is one of twenty “noble towers” that still exist in Bologna. It stands at 61 metres tall and is the second tallest in Bologna.


Vicolo Tubertini (Alley), Via Guglielmo Oberdan, Bologna


Gateway, L’Antico Ghetto Ebraico (Old Jewish Ghetto), Via Guglielmo Oberdan, Bologna


Gateway, Piazzetta Prendiparte, Bologna


Galleria Giovanni Acquademi, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Doorway, Studio Notarile Demaio, Via Albiroli, 1, Bologna


Entrance, Torre degli Azzoguidi (also called Torre Altabella) , Via Altabella, Bologna


Entrance, Torre Guidozagni, Via Albiroli, Bologna


The Towers of Bologna – the story



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

View this on Google Street View!


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


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

[See this place on Google Street View]


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


Via de Pepoli, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




Doors, Windows, Gates of Florence Part V

The final contribution of the doors of Florence.






















































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.
Wikipedia:


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



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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)