| stands across from Hercules? happily beating his captive.
|| With magnificent ceilings
|| incredible murals, and relatively quiet halls, I loved the Palazzo Vecchio.
|| A malleable statue has escaped...
|| The Uffizi, next door.
|| Though you have to have a reservation to get in, it's crowded and restrictive
| but you can see the Duomo..
|| enjoy a fountain with a cappuccino,
|| and look out at the Ponte Vecchio.
|| And you can see the Bargello,
|| still a favorite museum.
|| You can photograph the courtyard, but not the great Donatello statues. (they want to sell postcards!)
| Santa Croce has beautiful architecture
|| and the Pazzi chapel, beloved by art historians. Restauro going on in the rear, of course.
|| Early in the morning, the Arno reflects the Renaissance..
|| and a sculler..
|| You pass under the prince's passage over the Arno on the Ponte Vecchio..
|| to the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens.