Behind the rather forbidding façade of The Uffizi in Florence is one of the greatest art museums in the world. Seen rising behind and above it is the Palazzo Vecchio’s imposing 100m tower. It was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio to be a status symbol for the city’s Palazzo del Popolo, as it was originally called, a job it continues to do well to this day.
The whole of Florence’s historic centre (centro storico) is designated a world heritage site.
(Techno-trivia: Nikon Coolpix 8400, 1/125s, f7.1, ISO 50, 19mm, enhanced in Adobe Photoshop Elements)