Firenze Passeggiando per la città1


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Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany and its rich historical, artistic and cultural heritage make it one of the main tourist destinations in Italy and Europe.

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  • Thank you John and Pilar, GRACIAS
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  • Excellent,apart from providing super photos,your presentations are so well documented.I love reading and learning about these superb buildings / cathedrals etc... thank you Michaela.. bravo.
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  • Maravillosa presentación, un paseo como este te quita todos los males. Es una ciudad que toda ella es arte, vayas por donde vayas encontrarás una obra de arte que visitar, incluso sin entrar en ningún sito hay espléndidas estatuas en cualquier sitio, Miguel Angel, Petrarca, Dante. etc. Me ha encantado el paseo Michaela, muchísimas gracias, Pilar
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Firenze Passeggiando per la città1

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  2. 2. Florence is the capital city of theregion of Tuscany and its richhistorical, artistic and culturalheritage make it one of the maintourist destinations in Italy andEurope.Founded in the first century the Romans, Florence hasbeen through many prosperousand dark periods. The cityexperienced the battles betweenthe Guelphs and Ghibellines, itwas a Commune and then a"Signoria" under the Mediciduring the Renaissance. It waspart of the Grand Duchy ofTuscany first with the Medici andthen under the Lorraines duringthe 18thcentury, up until itbecame a part of the Kingdom ofItaly in 1861. Cimabue, DanteAlighieri, Giotto, Brunelleschi,Donatello, Botticelli andMichelangelo are just a few ofthe famous Tuscan artists whocontributed to making Florencesuch a beautiful and importantcity in the world.
  3. 3. Torre de laBadiaFiorentinaThe BadìaFiorentina is anabbey andchurch foundedas aBenedictineinstitution in978, situatedon the Via delProconsolo inthe centre ofFlorence.Dantesupposedlygrew up acrossthe street inwhat is nowcalled theCasa di Dante,rebuilt in 1910as a museumto Dante
  4. 4. Piazza San FirenzeLa Campanile di Badia
  5. 5. Piazza San Firenze is a small square in Florence just east of Piazzadella Signoria. On it stands the Law Courts, fronted by an impressivefacade and designed in 1667 by Pier Francesco Silvani.
  6. 6. Chiesa di Santa Margherita inSanta Maria de Ricci a FirenzeFounded in 1508The 17th century saw theaddition of the façade with theloggia by the architectGherardo Silvani (c. 1640).The baroque interior, with itsaide-less nave, was created in1769-1772 by Zanobi del
  7. 7. Durante degli Alighieri,simply referred to as Dante(c. 1265–1321), was amajor Italian poet of theMiddle Ages.His Divine Comedy,originally called Commediaand later called Divina byBoccaccio, is widelyconsidered the greatestliterary work composed inthe Italian language and amasterpiece of worldliterature.
  8. 8. "Museum of DantesHouse" in Florence is atypical medieval homewith a small museumdedicated to Italysgreatest poet sinceantiquityDantes house is locatedbetween the little squareand the street namedafter Saint Margaret,Santa Margherita, next tothe Torre della Castagna
  9. 9. Chiesa di SantaMargheritaDedicated toMargaret ofAntioch, firstrecorded in1032. Containsa finealtarpiece ofthe Madonnaand Four Saintsby Neri di Bicci.
  10. 10. Chiesa di Santa Margheritamay have been the locationof Dantes marriage toGemma Donati in 1295. Itwas certainly the Donatifamilys parish church andalso contains several tombsof the Portinari family, towhich Dantes great loveBeatrice Portinari belonged,including Monna Tessa, hernursemaid.Marie Spartali Stillman, Beatrice, 1895
  11. 11. Chiesa diSantaMargheritaVisitors maywrite letters toBeatrice to askher to fix theirlove lives,leaving theletters in abasket next to
  12. 12. Florencecentrostorico isveryinterstingplace.Ambientatmosphereis so niceand relaxingin spite ofcrowds oftourists. It isnice to strollalong smallstreets,wander intoshops orsmallchurchesVia dei Calzaiuoli
  13. 13. Via dei CalzaiuoliChiesa di Orsanmichele
  14. 14. Via degli Speziali
  15. 15. Via degli Speziali
  16. 16. Piazza della Repubblica(Republic Square) is on thesite, first of the citys forumand then of the citys oldghetto, which was swept awayduring the city improvementworks or Risanamentoinitiated during the brief periodwhen Florence was the capitalof a reunited ItalyVia degli Speziali
  17. 17. Piazza della Repubblica Colonna dell‘Abbondanza
  18. 18. Palazzo Signoria e Corridoio Vasariano
  19. 19. The Vasari Corridor (CorridoioVasariano) is an elevatedenclosed passageway inFlorence, central Italy, whichconnects the Palazzo Vecchiowith the Palazzo Pitti.Beginning on the south side ofthe Palazzo Vecchio, it thenjoins the Uffizi Gallery andleaves on its south side,crossing the Lungarno deiArchibusieri and then followingthe north bank of the RiverArno until it crosses the PonteVecchio.
  20. 20. The Vasari Corridor was builtin 5 months by order of GrandDuke Cosimo I de Medici in1564, to the design of GiorgioVasari. It was commissionedin connection with themarriage of Cosimos son,Francesco, with Johanna ofAustria. The idea of anenclosed passageway wasmotivated by the GrandDukes desire to move freelybetween his residence and thegovernment palace, when, likemost monarchs of the period,he felt insecure in public, in hiscase especially because hehad replaced the Republic ofFlorence.
  21. 21. In the middle of PonteVecchio the corridor ischaracterized by a series ofpanoramic windows facingthe Arno, in the direction ofthe Ponte Santa Trinita.These replaced the smallerwindows of the originalconstruction in 1939, byorder of Benito Mussolini.The larger windows wereinstalled for an official visitto Florence by Adolf Hitlerto give him a panoramicview of the river.
  22. 22. After the Ponte Vecchio theCorridor passes over theloggiato of the church of SantaFelicita; at that point it had abalcony, protected by a thickrailing, looking into the interiorof the church, in order to allowthe Grand Dukes family tofollow services without mixingwith the populace.In its Uffizi section the VasariCorridor is used to exhibit themuseums famous collectionof self-portraits.
  23. 23. Ponte Vecchio, the oldest ofFlorences six bridges, is one ofthe citys best known images.Probably going back to Romantimes with its stone pillars andwooden planks; it was built instone but then newly destroyedby a flood in 1333. It was builtagain twelve years later,perhaps by Neri da Fioravante(or Taddeo Gaddi, according toGiorgio Vasari).
  24. 24. Ponte alle GrazieVasari Corridor
  25. 25. Walk with the Bride over thePonte VecchioThe five arches became threeand the main part was widened.The shops, housed under theporticos, first belonged to theCommune which then rentedthem out. But later on, towardsthe 15th century, they weresold to private owners andbegan to change throughsubsequent additions, raisedparts and external terraces,extending towards the river andaltering the original architecturein an anarchical, suggestive
  26. 26. Shops on the Ponte Vecchio
  27. 27. Under the sundial is a stone table, now almost illegible, which recalls: "Inthe year thirty-three after One Thousand Three Hundred, the bridgecollapsed due to floods of water; twelve years later, as pleased theCommune, it was rebuilt with this ornamentation".
  28. 28. Ponte alle Grazie
  29. 29. In its Uffizi section the VasariCorridor is used to exhibit themuseums famous collectionof self-portraits.The area closest to the Uffizientrance was heavilydamaged by a terrorist attackcommissioned by the Italianmafia in 1993. During the nightof May 26, 1993 a car full ofexplosive was set off next tothe Torre dei Pulci, locatedbetween via Lambertesca andvia de Georgofili, and 5people died. Many otherswere injured and severalhouses were heavilydamaged, including thissection of the Uffizi Galleryand the Vasari Corridor. In theCorridor, several artworkswere destroyed by theexplosion. These paintings,some hopelessly damaged,have been pieced backtogether and placed back ontheir original spot to serve as areminder of the horrible attack.
  30. 30. Ponte alle Grazie
  31. 31. Porta San Nicollo Piazza Poggi and Ponte alle Grazie
  32. 32. Porta San Nicollo Piazza Poggi
  33. 33. Porta San Nicollo Piazza Poggi
  34. 34. Ponte alle Grazie
  35. 35. Sound: Andrea Bocelli - Resta QuiText: InternetPictures: Daniela Iacob & InternetCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş