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palazzo pitti
for our last day in florence we went to see the ponte vecchia and the palazzo pitti that is close there. well the  ponte vecchia (bridge) is far more impressive from far than standing on it, it used to be the butchers bridge and they through their leftovers just in the river, nowadays all those tiny houses sell expensive jewelery! that a big difference!,
on the other side of the bridge, there is the palazzo pitti, the best example of renaissance architecture, a very wide building with huge blocks in the first floor and smaller ones the higher it gets! renaissance was the complete opposite of the gothic architecture, where it was more important to build everything towards the sky (to be closer to god!) so those architects must have been real rebellion at that time!
the inside of the palazzo is even more interesting than the outside, you have the chance to see all the rooms some dressed as they were in the past, some dressed just for representative reason! but those rooms really are decorated, the floors the walls the ceilings and of course the furniture! for us almost interior decorators, that was very interesting!
outside the palazzo you can walk around in the gardino di boboli (the famous garden) but the garden itself was a bit disappointing, not the view though you get of the city there! florence really is beautiful! noone can argue about that!           
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palazzo pitti
palazzo pitti
palazzo pitti
palazzo pitti
florence
florence
view of the duomo
view of the duomo
gardino di boboli
gardino di boboli
gardino di boboli
gardino di boboli
ponte vecchia
ponte vecchia
garibineri
garibineri
Florence
photo by: monky