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TUSCANY – “Dolce Vita” in an Old Land

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

From Wikipedia

Florence (Italian: Firenze), pronounced [fiˈrɛntse]; alternative obsolete spelling: Fiorenza, Latin: Florentia) 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 367,569 inhabitants (1,500,000 in the metropolitan area).

The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the richest and wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.4 It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The city has also a major European impact in music, architecture, education, cuisine, fashion, philosophy, science and religion. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant squares (piazzas), Renaissance palaces (palazzi), academies, parks, gardens, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and ateliers. The city has also been nominated, according to a 2007 study, as the most desirable destination for tourists in the world.

The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi, (which receives about 1.6 million tourists a year). Florence is arguably the last preserved Renaissance city in the world and is regarded by many as the art capital of Italy. It has been the birthplace or chosen home of many notable historical figures, such as Dante, Boccaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Niccolò Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Galileo Galilei, Catherine de’ Medici, Antonio Meucci, Guccio Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Florence Nightingale and Emilio Pucci.



Comments

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    WOW! Really beautiful work Denis. Love all those red roof tiles.

  • Thank you so much Don!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    Denis, this is absolutely incredible, what a scene!

  • Huge thanks, appreciate your support!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Gursimran Sibia
    Gursimran Sibiaover 4 years ago

    gorgeous… this is Florence right? I have some similar shots! :)

  • Thank you a lot!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyover 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous aerial shot of this beautiful city. Well done, Denis.

  • Thank you so much Elana!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    so gorgeous , what a great view

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Another top shot my friend.

  • Thank you my friend, much appreciated!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    amazing view, well capture

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago

    Fantastic view, like from plaine

  • Thank you!_

    – Denis Molodkin

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Dennis- it is glorious- what a shot!

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

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