Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Italy trip..part 2...PISA / FLORENCE

After conquering Rome..Florence ( Firenze ) and Pisa was next on our list. Its one of the most beautiful place in Italy, with small marbled streets and old buildings that dates back to the 1500's. Cradle of the Renaisssance and home of Machiavelli , Michelangelo and the Medici, the city seems unfairly blessed with art, culture and history. Controversy still reigns over who founded Florence. The most common accepted story was that Julius Caesar founded Florentia round 59bc, but archaeological evidence suggest an earlier village founded perhaps by the Etruscans of Fiesole as early as 200BC.

Needs no introduction, The Leaning tower of Pisa

Left : Narrow streets of Pisa lading to the tower Right : La Piazza Del Duomo Battistero

The streets of Florence and the famed brown tiled dome of Florence. Built in the 1400's

The street artist. is a Japanese......and another street art

Statue of David, at Piazza Signoria

Statue of Cosimo I de' Medici by Giambologna

Statue of Neptune

Foods galore...marzipan fruits. Beautiful huh ??

Brotherhood in police, Mounted Police ( Horse )

Narrow streets of Florence downtown


Michael Song said...

nice experience u had... wish i got a chance to visit europe someday...

tanalan2 said...

hedhe we go one day ok..

lasilasi said...

it's funny of u wearing superman tees in front of the tower la =p


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