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Firenze. Ponte Vecchio. Vista desde el Palazzo Vecchio

Firenze. Ponte Vecchio. Vista desde el Palazzo Vecchio

In order to connect the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence's town hall) with the Palazzo Pitti, in 1565 Cosimo I de' Medici had Giorgio Vasari build the Vasari Corridor above it. To enforce the prestige of the bridge, in 1593 the Medici Grand Dukes prohibited butchers from selling there; their place was immediately taken by several gold merchants. The corporative association of butchers had monopolised the shops on the bridge since 1442. A stone with an inscription from Dante (Paradiso xvi. 140-7) records the spot at the entrance to the bridge where Buondelmonte de' Buondelmonti was murdered on behalf of the Amidei, in 1215, initiating the urban fighting of the Guelfs and Ghibellines.

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Range View 14-May-2012 22:00
I have not seen an image of this bridge before, it's very intriguing.
Lieve Snellings11-May-2012 00:02
great POV ! V
Jean-Marie Choisel09-May-2012 21:08
Fantastic shot Jose. I love this bridge. ~BV~
Your comments are also great.
Milan Vogrin08-May-2012 19:00
Very nice photo.
Apostolos Tikopoulos08-May-2012 18:07
What a wonderful view, a real superb post card. V.
Tom LeRoy08-May-2012 15:45
Great shot of the most famous bridge, excellent information too! V
Colin Dixon08-May-2012 15:10
Nice POV great post card shot V
Jim & Josefina08-May-2012 14:28
Fine shot, well done.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden08-May-2012 13:12
This is an amazing shot, Jose! Fabulous perspective, allowing a full view of this extraordinary structure and the city beyond. Love the info too. VV
Ceya08-May-2012 12:47
A beautiful addition to your Firenze series! V
CM Kwan08-May-2012 12:29
This is so beautiful, Jose! V
Pete Hemington08-May-2012 11:33
V nice image
marko gregoric08-May-2012 11:08
Nice shot. V
Yvonne08-May-2012 10:15
What an bloodthirsty history this bridge has Jose! Superbly captured image... v
Stephanie08-May-2012 09:27
Superb pov of this famous bridge! :)
Irene Wehrli08-May-2012 07:24
Wonderful viewpoint here, this is such a fascinating bridge with all those shops, nice to see all the other bridges and houses in the background!
Helen Betts08-May-2012 07:08
Very striking perspective with the other bridges off in the background. Nicely captured!
woody3408-May-2012 06:26
Beautiful..that wonderful bridge.. real picture post card view..
John Hamers08-May-2012 05:53
Great shot and beautiful view from above !! V
Mildred Alpern08-May-2012 03:54
the information on banning butchers and welcoming gold sellers is new to me ... fascinating...and especially coupled with this superb view of the bridge and the houses set upon it in their lovely learns so much from you
Dennis Hoyne08-May-2012 03:22
A beautiful, unique bridge, nice shot. I really enjoy the background information and history too. V.
Richard Glenn08-May-2012 03:20
Such an amazing structure with so much going on,
and so much history to go with it. V
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