Firenze

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This presentation is done by Lara Maigue as one of her projects on ITALIAN REGIONS in her Italian 10 class (AY 2013-2014) at the University of the Philippines under Prof. Emanuela Adesini.

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Firenze

  1. 1. FIRENZ E
  2. 2. Capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany Area of Tuscany: 8,876 sq. miles Population of Florence metro region: 696,767 inhabitants
  3. 3. Did You Know? Lo Sapevate?
  4. 4. Julius Caesarfounded Florencein 59 BC as the retirement location for his veteran soldiers.
  5. 5. People who live inFlorence are called “Florentines.” “Fiorentini”
  6. 6. The city of Florence is considered the “birthplace of theItalian Renaissance” and the “Athens of the Middle Ages”. Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli 1486 Uffizi Gallery at Florence
  7. 7. Florence was home to the infamousMedici family from the 14thcentury to the 18th century.
  8. 8. Leonardo da Vinci, polymath;Niccolo Machievelli, poet andphilosopher;Galileo Galilei, astronomer & physicist;Amerigo Vespucci, explorer;Donatello, sculptor;Rafael, painter;Robert Cavalla, fashion designer;Guccio Gucci, fashion designer andfounder of the Gucci labelall lived in Florence.
  9. 9. Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge in Florence to have survived WWII intact. Hitler declared it was too beautiful to destroy.
  10. 10. Regional dishes include: Crostini Toscani, sliced bread rounds topped with chicken pate; Bistecca alla Fiorentia, a large very rare T-Bone steak cookedover charcoal; and Tagliata, sliced rare beef served on a bed of arugula, topped with slices of Parmesan cheese.
  11. 11. Places to visit in Florence
  12. 12. 1. The Duomo
  13. 13. 2. The Baptistery
  14. 14. 3. The Bell Tower(Campanile)
  15. 15. 4. Galleria Del Accademiaincluding Michael Angelo’s David
  16. 16. 5. Palazzo della Signora and Palazzo Vecchio
  17. 17. 6. Boboli Garden and 7. Pitti Palace
  18. 18. 8. Uffizi Gallery
  19. 19. 9. Ponte Vecchio
  20. 20. 10. San Lorenzo Market

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