Italy – Day 3 – Florence

Florence was the third destination of my great Italian escape. The province played a major role during the Italian Renaissance and thus is home to many arts and cultural attractions.

One of the places I visited was the Piazza della Signoria. The square is home to many works of art (statues, sculptures, etc.) and is also connected to the Uffizi Gallery.

A statue of the Greek hero, Perseus holding  the head of Medusa. The workers were doing some maintenance and cleaning work on the bronze statue.

You can also see the Medici Lion sculptures in the same place. While photographing the sculptures, a friendly English couple approached me for a chat. They thought it was weird to see an Asian dude wearing a Manchester United jersey in this part of the world.

The Fountain of Neptune is also found at the square. Neptune is the Roman version of the Greek god Poseidon.

This is a statue of Cosimo I de’ Medici, the Duke of Florence in the 1500s.

Along the courtyard of the Uffizi Galery were some street artists. This one was dressed as Leonardo da Vinci.

Rich in culture and history, Florence is a great place to admire the works of many great artists from the Renaissance era. Given a chance, I would definitely love a revisit to Florence with more time to appreciate and photograph the many sculptures and statues around.

Lastly, a tribute to the workers who diligently maintain these works of art in top condition.

All in a day’s work, eh?

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