La guida di Luca

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La guida di Luca

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The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) should be the first and last stop when visiting Florence. The square houses the city’s Cathedral, the Campanile di Giotto and the Battistero di San Giovanni, all of which make up Florence’s most famous landmarks, along with the Ponte Vecchio. If the Piazza della Signoria is considered the symbol of Florence’s civic life, the Piazza del Duomo is undoubtedly the religious and spiritual centre of the city. One of the most peculiar parts of the Piazza is located in the intersection of the Via dei Calzaioli with the Piazza del Duomo. Here is found the Loggia del Bigallo, which is a construction built during the fourteenth century for the Compagnia della Misericordia (Company of Mercy), one of Florence's oldest brotherhoods which sheltered abandoned and orphaned children. The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is situated east of the Duomo. This museum features, among many other interesting artworks, the original sculptures that once upon a time embellished the Piazza del Duomo.
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Piazza del Duomo
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The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) should be the first and last stop when visiting Florence. The square houses the city’s Cathedral, the Campanile di Giotto and the Battistero di San Giovanni, all of which make up Florence’s most famous landmarks, along with the Ponte Vecchio. If the Piazza della Signoria is considered the symbol of Florence’s civic life, the Piazza del Duomo is undoubtedly the religious and spiritual centre of the city. One of the most peculiar parts of the Piazza is located in the intersection of the Via dei Calzaioli with the Piazza del Duomo. Here is found the Loggia del Bigallo, which is a construction built during the fourteenth century for the Compagnia della Misericordia (Company of Mercy), one of Florence's oldest brotherhoods which sheltered abandoned and orphaned children. The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is situated east of the Duomo. This museum features, among many other interesting artworks, the original sculptures that once upon a time embellished the Piazza del Duomo.
The Piazza della Signoria (Signoria Square) is Florence’s main square. It is located between the Piazza del Duomo and the Arno River. During the Roman Empire, the square had thermal baths, but these were abandoned at the beginning of the Middle Ages and the square was gradually taken over by artisans. The Piazza della Signoria in its current form dates back to the thirteenth century. It was paved at the end of the fourteenth century and it has always been treated as the civic and political hub of Florence. Monuments of the Piazza della Signoria: Palazzo Vecchio: The most renowned building of the square is the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace). At the entrance of the palace, visitors will see two sculptures of Adam and Eve, a replica of Michelangelo’s David and Hercules and Cacus. Loggia dei Lanzi: This building is also called Loggia della Signoria. It is a small open-air museum with several sculptures like the Kidnapping of the Sabine Women and Perseus with the Head of Medusa located under its porch. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to sit and relax in Florence surrounded by stunning works of art. Fountain of Neptune: The Fountain of Neptune was built by the sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati and his pupils. At first it was not appreciated by the citizens of Florence, however, now it is one of the most beautiful monuments of the piazza. Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I: Designed by the sculptor Giambologna in 1594 and commissioned by Cosimo’s son. Other singular buildings located in the Piazza della Signoria are Palazzo Uguccioni and the Tribunale della Mercanzia (Tribunal of Merchandise), where you can see the shields of the 21 guilds, who held power in Florence during the Middle Ages. The liveliest square The Piazza della Signoria is not only the most exquisite square, but it is also the liveliest place in Florence. All year round, and especially on the hottest nights, locals and tourists come together to listen to the street artists, who use this area as their own personal stage.
Piazza della Signoria
The Piazza della Signoria (Signoria Square) is Florence’s main square. It is located between the Piazza del Duomo and the Arno River. During the Roman Empire, the square had thermal baths, but these were abandoned at the beginning of the Middle Ages and the square was gradually taken over by artisans. The Piazza della Signoria in its current form dates back to the thirteenth century. It was paved at the end of the fourteenth century and it has always been treated as the civic and political hub of Florence. Monuments of the Piazza della Signoria: Palazzo Vecchio: The most renowned building of the square is the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace). At the entrance of the palace, visitors will see two sculptures of Adam and Eve, a replica of Michelangelo’s David and Hercules and Cacus. Loggia dei Lanzi: This building is also called Loggia della Signoria. It is a small open-air museum with several sculptures like the Kidnapping of the Sabine Women and Perseus with the Head of Medusa located under its porch. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to sit and relax in Florence surrounded by stunning works of art. Fountain of Neptune: The Fountain of Neptune was built by the sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati and his pupils. At first it was not appreciated by the citizens of Florence, however, now it is one of the most beautiful monuments of the piazza. Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I: Designed by the sculptor Giambologna in 1594 and commissioned by Cosimo’s son. Other singular buildings located in the Piazza della Signoria are Palazzo Uguccioni and the Tribunale della Mercanzia (Tribunal of Merchandise), where you can see the shields of the 21 guilds, who held power in Florence during the Middle Ages. The liveliest square The Piazza della Signoria is not only the most exquisite square, but it is also the liveliest place in Florence. All year round, and especially on the hottest nights, locals and tourists come together to listen to the street artists, who use this area as their own personal stage.
Visite turistiche
Ponte Vecchio with its hanging houses and shops, the Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in the world, and what's more this "Old Bridge" is the oldest stone brige in Europe. The Ponte Vecchio is Florence’s most legendary symbol, just like the Colosseum is the most famous landmark in Rome. It is also considered by many as the most romantic spot in Florence. The first bridge was made of wood and replaced by one made of stone in 1333. A few years later it was destroyed by the river, and it was later reconstructed in 1345. The stone structure still stands to this day, making it the oldest stone bridge in Europe. The houses built along the overpass were mainly butcher’s shops during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but, when the court was moved to the Palazzo Pitti, Ferdinando I de’ Medici ordered the shops to be closed because of the bad odour. Since then, the shops have been owned by goldsmiths and jewellers. The “Old Bridge” also houses the Vasari Corridor, a passageway that runs along the east side of the bridge and connects the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti. This curious architectural design was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. It is currently a museum, but closed to the general public. During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge in Florence not to be mined by the German troops. Many believe that Hitler himself had given strict orders not to touch it. A resting place The Ponte Vecchio is a good place to stop and rest, if you don’t mind thousands of people walking past. At dusk, many locals and tourists sit on the benches along the bridge to admire the sunset, while they listen to the street artists playing romantic ballads.
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Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio with its hanging houses and shops, the Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in the world, and what's more this "Old Bridge" is the oldest stone brige in Europe. The Ponte Vecchio is Florence’s most legendary symbol, just like the Colosseum is the most famous landmark in Rome. It is also considered by many as the most romantic spot in Florence. The first bridge was made of wood and replaced by one made of stone in 1333. A few years later it was destroyed by the river, and it was later reconstructed in 1345. The stone structure still stands to this day, making it the oldest stone bridge in Europe. The houses built along the overpass were mainly butcher’s shops during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but, when the court was moved to the Palazzo Pitti, Ferdinando I de’ Medici ordered the shops to be closed because of the bad odour. Since then, the shops have been owned by goldsmiths and jewellers. The “Old Bridge” also houses the Vasari Corridor, a passageway that runs along the east side of the bridge and connects the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti. This curious architectural design was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. It is currently a museum, but closed to the general public. During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge in Florence not to be mined by the German troops. Many believe that Hitler himself had given strict orders not to touch it. A resting place The Ponte Vecchio is a good place to stop and rest, if you don’t mind thousands of people walking past. At dusk, many locals and tourists sit on the benches along the bridge to admire the sunset, while they listen to the street artists playing romantic ballads.
To pass through these gardens is to relive the history of the Medici family, who occupied the Palazzo Pitti in the middle of the 16th century. The Boboli Gardens are the largest in Florence. Hidden behind the Palazzo Pitti are the Boboli Gardens. These stretch out over 45.000 square metres, making them the largest green-space in Florence. The park dates back to when the Medici family bought the Palazzo Pitti in 1550. When it was first designed, the gardens only ran from the palace to the Forte di Belvedere. Later, during the seventeenth century, the green-space was extended to the southeast of the city. The gardens were open to the public in 1766. Things to see in the Boboli Gardens Caves, fountains, pergolas, a small lake and hundreds of white marble statues. If you want to explore the gardens without rushing, you will need two or three hours. The most beautiful part of the park is the old amphitheatre. In the centre is an Egyptian obelisk that was taken from the Medici Villa in Rome.
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Сады Боболи
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To pass through these gardens is to relive the history of the Medici family, who occupied the Palazzo Pitti in the middle of the 16th century. The Boboli Gardens are the largest in Florence. Hidden behind the Palazzo Pitti are the Boboli Gardens. These stretch out over 45.000 square metres, making them the largest green-space in Florence. The park dates back to when the Medici family bought the Palazzo Pitti in 1550. When it was first designed, the gardens only ran from the palace to the Forte di Belvedere. Later, during the seventeenth century, the green-space was extended to the southeast of the city. The gardens were open to the public in 1766. Things to see in the Boboli Gardens Caves, fountains, pergolas, a small lake and hundreds of white marble statues. If you want to explore the gardens without rushing, you will need two or three hours. The most beautiful part of the park is the old amphitheatre. In the centre is an Egyptian obelisk that was taken from the Medici Villa in Rome.