Florence

Florence
Florence

Florence was a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages".

Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio

We began with a walk through the Oltrarno District, where we experience a more intimate aspect of Florence. This allows us to follow the route of the famous Vasari Corridor across the Arno and into the Piazza della Signoria, from where the Medici ruled Florence from Palazzo Vecchio, the impressive fortress-palace overlooking the square.

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