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Firenze (Vista desde San Miniato al Monte)

Firenze (Vista desde San Miniato al Monte)

Florence (Italian: Firenze), is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area.
Florence is famous for its history . A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.
The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.


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Yiannis Pavlis09-May-2012 13:06
fabulous picture.
excellent composition
RaulLlovet25-Apr-2012 17:14
Irene Wehrli25-Apr-2012 13:36
Wonderfully framed - another beautiful postcard!
Buba Jafarli24-Apr-2012 19:21
Yet another classic framing! Well done, Jose! V.
Alexander Kazakov24-Apr-2012 19:06
Well done! Like a picture in a frame! V
Santi Bravo Figueras24-Apr-2012 15:29
M'agrada molt l'emmarcat.
lucanton24-Apr-2012 15:25
Une jolie vue d'ensemble et bon cadrage, José !
Richard Glenn24-Apr-2012 14:36
What a beautiful view of the city. I really enjoy your
information and description of what we are seeing. V
teachpeace24-Apr-2012 13:27
Just gorgeous! And thank you for the text!
Hank Vander Velde24-Apr-2012 11:50
A beautiful naturally framed image.
Stephanie24-Apr-2012 11:28
An amazing city! Wonderful pov Jose! :)
John G Reed24-Apr-2012 11:09
Framing is exquisite. Best. J
Yvonne24-Apr-2012 09:14
Very beautiful, and not a sky scraper in sight! I love how you've framed the image
with the foreground trees! v
Mike H.24-Apr-2012 08:17
Thank you for the amazing view -- and it stirs a treasured memory!
The tree arches are an artistic touch too.
Linda Johansson24-Apr-2012 07:40
Amazing view! V
woody3424-Apr-2012 06:04
Amazing vista ,such a beautiful city...great photograph..
John Hamers24-Apr-2012 05:56
Wonderful view on the city centre, well captured !! V
marko gregoric24-Apr-2012 05:48
Wonderful view. V
hge5424-Apr-2012 03:25
Beautiful image, and nice historical context. V
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