The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) which was the only bridge to survive the Nazis. Hitler remembered how nice it was when he walked across it with Mussolini.
The entrance to the Uffizi Palace courtyard. This palace is now a museum. They didn't get to go inside. Too much to see!
Neptune's Fountain was designed by a student of Michelangelo. Michelangelo tended to be very critical of the work of his students and contemporaries. He didn't like this fountain. Of the statue of Neptune, he told the student, "What a nice piece of marble...you have ruined."
Here we have the old Medici palace. In the courtyard of the Uffizi palace, there were statues of some of the artists and scientists who have worked and lived in the Medici palace.
There are many beautiful buildings decorated with frescoes.
Below is the architect of Florence's Duomo. His statue is situated so that he can look up at his work.
They passed by Dante's house. On the walk outside the entrance, there is a carving of Dante's profile which can only be seen when it is wet. Look at that nose! People with large noses are said to have Dante's nose!
Marina loved seeing the library. It is beautiful, isn't it.
Next stop: Pisa