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Postcards from Florence
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Florence - Palazzo Pitti
Florence - Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens
Palazzo Pitti (Bedroom of the Queen)
Florence - Palazzo Pitti
Florence - Palazzo Pitti
Florence - Palazzo Pitti
Florence - Palazzo Pitti (Iliad Room)
Florence - Palazzo Pitti (Mars Room)
Florence - Palazzo Pitti (Pitcher 1585-1590)
Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina (Portraits of Agnolo and Maddalena Doni)
Florence - Boboli Gardens
Florence - Boboli Gardens (Perseus on horseback)
Florence - Boboli Gardens
Florence - Boboli Gardens (Fountain of Neptune with Naiads and Tritons)
Florence - Boboli Gardens (Buontalenti Cave)
Boboli Gardens - Isolotto Fountain
Boboli Gardens - Avenue of the cypress
Florence - Boboli Gardens
Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens
The Palazzo Pitti was originally built for the banker Luca Pitti. The huge scale of the building, begun in 1457 and attributed to Brunelleschi, illustrated Pitti's determination to outrival the Medici family through its display of wealth and power. The Medici purchased the palazzo when building costs bankrupted Pitti's heirs and in 1550 it became their main residence. Today the richly decorated rooms exhibit countless treasures from the Medici collections.
The Boboli Gardens were laid out in 1549 from plans by Niccolo Tribolo and were opened to the public in 1766.
Florence
Florence - Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
Florence - Boboli Gardens
Florence - Boboli Gardens (Fontana del Bacchino)
Florence - Pallazo Pitti and the Citadel Belvedere
Florence - Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
Florence - Palazzo Pitti (The Throne Room)
Florence - Palazzo Pitti (F. Lippi : Madonna with Child)
Florence - Plazzo Pitti
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