Florence - share your photos of the birthplace of the Renaissance

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  1. SuperW2
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    Being a "novice" traveler (first flight at Age 21, was 26 years old before leaving the country), I never expected to make it to Europe. My wife "talked me into" a whirlwind European tour in 2001 where one stop was Florence... we only had a day and a half there and I fell in love with just everything about it. The people, the art, the architecture, the history, the food (Gelato and Espresso every day), and even the weather. We went back in 2002 and spent a week and I felt like I could have stayed a year, and I can't wait to go back...Next time I'll learn a little Italian language! Here are just a couple pics of my favorite city in Italy, please share yours!

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    Front facade, Duomo

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    A view of Florence from Fiesole. Take bus #7 to the top.

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  4. SuperW2
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    We enjoyed our visit up there too, I had just forgotten the name
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    taken from the Ponte Vecchio bridge.

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    The Ponte Vecchio bridge.
     
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    Santa Croce Cathedral, angel and acanthus carvings
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    Angels on another church
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    Vendita di Vino - wine sold here
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    Parts of Florence are pedestrian/limited traffic zones. Only official vehicles (like police and ambulances) are allowed, but small electric cars are also allowed. I saw one which was an ice cream delivery car, and here's another (note this shot was taken outside the limited zone)

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    Ahhh, one of my favorite cities.
     
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    Honestly, not my favorite city in Italy.

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    Santa Croce

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