Florence – Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti in Florence
Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti in Florence are just some pearl in the ocean of the things to see in Florence.
Below just a short description about what you can expect in tyour visit in Florence
The Galleria degli Uffizi “Uffizi Gallery”
Part of a much larger museum complex, the Uffizi Gallery represents one of the most important highlights of the city of Florence, which includes Palazzo Pitti, the Vasari
Corridor and the majestic Boboli’s Garden.
Located in the heart of the Renaissance city, the Gallery develops on two sides and it contains in itself a unique beauty.
Elegant and full of works of art, made by important artists and sculptors such as Botticelli, Raffaello, Giotto, Tiziano, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Bronzino, Andrea del Sarto, Pontormo and much more.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15 to 18:50
Closed every Monday, on December 25th, on January 1st
Palazzo Pitti “Pitti Palace“
Located in the heart of the city of Florence, a few steps from the well-known Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti is one of the most important buildings, dating back to the Renaissance period ( 1458).
Owned by the banker Luca Pitti, from whom it takes its name, later Palazzo Pitti nbecame the property of the famous Medici family and finally in 1919 statal museum, thanks to King Vittorio Emanuele III .
Inside the Palace there are several rooms and various museums such as the Palatine Gallery.
Here, you can admire works by artists, such as Tiziano and Raffaello, but also the museums dedicated to fashion and porcelain…
Ponte Vecchio “ The Old Bridge”
Ponte Vecchio is one of the most evocative places in Florence, thanks to its unique and original appearance and and to its precious jewelry boutiques.
Located in the narrowest point of the Arno river its origins date back to the Roman period.
Over the centuries the bridge collapsed due to numerous floods and was rebuilt several times.
In the 13th century it was the place where market was held and where there were small shops of various kinds of fish, butchers and leather goods.
Only with the project of Giotto’s pupil, Taddeo Gaddi, was the problem of floods solved. In which way, rebuilding the bridge as we see it today, resting on lowered arches, which make it a support.
On 16 th century, Vasari designed architecture by creating the famous Vasari corridor used by the Medici family.
In this way they would have to cross the city in total privacy and security
Otherwise that time, the corridor looked out on the market shops and it wasn’t decent .
Afterthat, the market was removed and replaced by jewelers, Goldsmith workshops…
From ‘800 Ponte Vecchio became a place of tourism for travelers from all over the world who came to visit Florence and its splendors.
Floods followed one another in the following years.
During the Second World War, when the Germans blew up all parts of the city, Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge to be saved thanks also to the intervention of Gerhard Wolf.
Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti in Florence are just some example about what you can find in Florence
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