Firenze (Florence) Italy
Part of our 2015 culture, art and history visit to Italy
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|The legendary Ponte Vecchio, from downstream..||Market in the Piazza - Florence seems to be always bustling||Adi di Samri - old fortified building, now a museum.|
|The Duomo - Brunelleschi's famous Cathedral.||The west frontage of the Cathedral.||Our base - an apartment in this historic building.
(Inset - the plaque on the wall).
The Accademia's most famous in habitant - |
Another view of David - luckily he's raised high|
so you can see over the crowds.
|Acontius by Ulisse Cambi (1835).
Acontius is writing a message on the apple
he will throw to Cydippe.
|What a ceiling!||Titian's legendary Venus d'Urbino, which so outraged Mark Twain. "I touch myself ..."||Piero della Francesca, the Duke and Duchess of Urbino, 1472-1475|
|Michelangelo, the Holy Family with the infant St. John, known as the "Doni Tondo", 1507||Leonardo da Vinci, The Annunciation, c1472||Botticelli, Madonna and Child with 6 Angels, 1487 - "The Madonna of the Pomegranite"|
|Lapith fighting with a centaur (and Teresa photographing another statue)||Hermaphroditus, Roman, 1st century BC,||Hermaphroditus from the other side.|
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