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Florence II

September 21, 2011

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The copy of Michelangelo’s David in the Plaza della Signoria.

Friday, September 16

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A quick trip into town to get reserved tickets for the Accademia gallery, and then back across the Arno to the Boboli Gardens. Above, the Neptune fountain in the Plaza della Signoria.

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Sculpture at the entrance to the Pitti Palace.

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Through the palace to the Boboli Gardens, which were created as a place to get away from the city for the Medici children.

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The back of the palace seen from the gardens.

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More sculpture from the park at the top of the gardens.

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Peggy with Salvini’s The Abundance at the top center of the park.

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Looking back toward the palace and the city beyond.

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From there we walked to the gardens of the Bardini villa. The villa was a private residence for some time but is now being restored by a foundation, and it affords the best view, in my opinion, of the Duomo.

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A fountain at the top of the garden provides some irrigation.

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Good views of the Arno and Florence can be had from a little cafe on the garden grounds.

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One Comment
  1. Alyssa permalink

    Just beautiful! However, this phrase, “Through the palace to the Boboli Gardens, which were created as a place to get away from the city for the Medici children,” I first read as “…which were created as a place to get away from the Medici children.” Like they’re swarming the streets and we must away to the garden!

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