Thursday Doors: The Piazza della Signoria to the Uffizi Gallery

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.

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For the fourth week in a row, I’m featuring photos from a recent trip my family and I took to Florence, Italy.  In romping around the city, we stopped off at the Piazza della Signoria, the square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.IMG_20200112_080848

The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, with a copy of Michelangelo’s David standing in front overlooking the square.

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The door to the Palazzo Vecchio
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A door tucked into the ceiling inside the Palazzo Vecchio.

Adjacent to the Piazzo della Signoria (square) is the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery was established in 1581 and is the home to many inspiring and breathtaking pieces of artwork.

“The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish).  Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.”  (https://www.uffizi.it/en/the-uffizi)

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I could have wandered the halls of the gallery for days, but alas, I only had one.

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From the roof of the Uffizi Gallery.

More photos from Florence next week.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Brenda, those are gorgeous doors. Love the one with the studs.

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    1. Me too, and it’s huge! Thanks for stopping by, Sheree. =)

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  2. I was there in the mid-seventies (am I dating myself here, or what?), so it was fun to get a glimpse back. I have to go with the door in the ceiling, which is the most unusual spot for a door. 🙂

    janet

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the memories! =) I really wasn’t expecting a door in the ceiling.

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  3. Truly a wonderful place to spend a day, you captured it beautifully in your photos.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jean! =)

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  4. slfinnell says:

    I would have wanted more days too! Never enough vacation time it seems.

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    1. Never enough for sure! Thanks for stopping by. =)

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Ahhh such lovely shots. Thanks for stirring up some very warm memories. Though I’m happily surprised to see you were able to get shots from inside the Uffizi; when we were there in 2013 our guide was adamant to the point of annoying, that no photography was permitted inside.
    It’s an amazing place isn’t it?

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    1. I’m happy they stirred up warm memories. We asked if we could take photos and they said yes. Later, we looked online and found out that in July 2014 the policy had been changed and you could take photos in the Uffizi. So sorry! =) I hope you are well, Norm!

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