Palazzo Vecchio Florence
A visit to Florence isn’t complete without touring the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. This fortress-shaped building with a tower atop its roof is one of the most important buildings in Florence as at different periods it was the home of the Medici family and also the city’s town hall. Today its... Read more
Torre di Pisa
The Torre di Pisa, also known as the Torre Pendente di Pisa and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is actually the free-standing bell tower belonging to the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta (the cathedral) with which the tower shares the Campo dei Miracoli along with the Baptistery and the Camposanta (ancient cemetery). The characteristic lean... Read more
Ponte Vecchio Florence
One of the most photographed images in Florence is a medieval stone bridge called the Ponte Vecchio that runs across the River Arno at its narrowest point. The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest of Florence’s six bridges (Ponte Vecchio literally means “Old Bridge”) and it is believed a bridge was built on this... Read more