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 Part II

Water Fountain, Via del Canto dei Nelli, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Polizia, Via de’ Vecchietti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Scooters, Via de’ Cerretani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

View to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Via dei Pecori, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Bin with City Emblem, Via de’ Vecchietti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Via degli Strozzi through to Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

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

 

City Policeman, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Sculpture, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

“Generali”, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

“Carabinieri” Car, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Policewoman, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Emblem, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Fountain, Cnr Via Dei Leoni, Via dei Neri, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

On Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Across River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

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

 

Closed Shopping Stalls, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Carving, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Religious Icon, Via de’ Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Shop Arcade, Via de’ Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Wall, Piazza de’ Pitti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Street Lamp, Piazza de’ Pitti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Colonna di San Felice, Battle of Marciano 1551, Piazza San Felice, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

War Memorial 1915-1918, Piazza San Felice, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Benches, Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Via Maffia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Scuola dell’Infanzia Fioretta Mazzei (Nursery School), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Church), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Steps of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Church), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

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

 

View from Ponte alla Carraia to Ponto Santa Trinata & Ponte Vecchio, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Abandoned Bicycle, Via del Moro, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

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

 

Street Sign, Via Chiasso degli Armati, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Restaurant, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ristorante Lorenzo De’ Medici, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 



Ferro da Facciata of Bologna & Florence

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.

(Wikipedia)