The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.
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.
The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, with a copy of Michelangelo’s David standing in front overlooking the square.
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)
I could have wandered the halls of the gallery for days, but alas, I only had one.
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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