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Postcards from Florence
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Florence - Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
Florence - Panoramic view of Arno River
Florence - Panoramic view of the city
Florence - Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
Florence - Aerial view of the religious centre
Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
Florence - Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile)
Florence - Aerial view of the city
Florence - The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
Florence - St. John's Baptistery
Florence - The dors of the Baptistery
Florence - The doors of the Baptistery
Florence - Ghiberti's "Paradise" door (detail)
Florence - Ghiberti's door of the Baptistery (detail)
Florence - Panoramic view from Belvedere Square
Florence - Aerial view of the Dome
Florence - The interior of the Baptistery
Florence - Mosaics from the Baptistery's dome
Florence, Italy - Piazza della Signoria
Florence - Piazza della Signoria
Florence - Palazzo Vecchio
Florence - Palazzo Vecchio
Florence - Piazza della Signoria
Florence - Palazzo Vecchio
Florence, Italy - Lanzi Lodge
Florence - Giambologna: The Rape of the Sabine
Florence - Neptune Fountaine
Florence - Cellini: Perseus
Florence - Palazzo Vecchio (The Great Hall of the Five Hundred)
Florence - Palazzo Vecchio (The Hall of the Lilies)
Florence - Palazzo Vecchio (The Priori Chapel)
Florence - Ponte Vecchio
Florence, Italy - Ponte Vecchio
Palazzo Pitti
The Romans, under Caesar Augustus, founded the colony of "Florentia" in 59 B.C. By the year 1200 the city with over 100,000 inhabitants extended beyond the other bank of the Arno river. By the 15th century the Medici family took economic and political control of the city. Under their patronage, artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Filippo Lippi, Vasari, Buontalenti and Donatello, turned the city into one of the world's greatest artistic capitals.
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Florence, Italy - Piazza Signoria (David by Michelangelo)
Florence, Italy - Piazza Signoria (La Fontana Dell' Ammannati)
Florence, Italy - Palazzo Vecchio Courtyard
Florence, Italy - Santa Maria Del Fiore
Florence, Italy - The Interior of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence, Italy - The panel by Domenico di Michelino with Dante and the Divine Comedy
Florence -  Church of Santa Maria Novella
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