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Italy. Evening Florence

Capi4ca • 5 minutes read • May 26th, 2016
We wanted to get from Villa Bardini to the bridge parallel to

Ponte Vecchio b

ut we did not find the road. It was getting dark and we didn't have time to look for the road in this unknown place. We made it the next day.

This is the 

Ponte Vecchio Florence

:
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Along the narrow streets toward the river and the Ponte Vecchio.
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We found an electric car!
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And here's the Arno River.
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We came from there:
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We arrived at the Ponte Vecchio.
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Ponte Vecchio means "the old bridge", it is more than a thousand years old and was built at the narrowest point of the river.
At first, the bridge was made of wood, then replaced with stone and a roofed gallery. It is also called the "Golden Bridge" because of the numerous jewelry shops located on it.
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This is a view to the right:
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Galleria degli Uffizi is the famous Museum of Fine Arts, the most visited museum in Italy.
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We wanted to visit that bridge but we didn't manage to.
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We went along the Ponte Vecchio. Jewelry lovers will definitely love the stores there.
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We got to the Piazza della Signoria. This is the 

Palazzo Vecchio

.
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There are not as many people at the square now. On the left you can see the equestrian statue of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, in the center the Fountain of Neptune and on the right the Palazzo Vecchio.
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Here's the Fountain of Neptune and the arched pavilion - Loggia dei Lanzi.
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Here's the Loggia dei Lanzi.
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Here you can see the Palazzo Vecchio and the equestrian statue of the Duke Cosimo I de' Medici.
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We are going further.
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Look at this cute car!
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And an electric one.
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Here's La Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, or simply the Duomo.
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Before it becomes completely dark, we have time for a little walk around town.
We came to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. The construction of the church began in the 13th century on the site of the chapel of the 10th century.
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There's an Egyptian obelisk with turtles in front of the church. 
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Here they are!
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There is a big square in front of the church.
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We walked around the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
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It appeared to be so huge!
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We came to the Medici Chapel. This is the family grave of the Medici family. This family had ruled Florence for a long time.
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This is the coat of arms of the Medici family with five dots.
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The Basilica di San Lorenzo is adjacent to the Medici Chapel.
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The Basilica di San Lorenzo is the oldest church in Florence. It was hallowed in the year 393.
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From this side, there is an entrance to the Basilica di San Lorenzo.
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And there's a market around it.
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This is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
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Author: Capi4ca
Source:capi4ca.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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