Palazzo Vecchio -- a Florentine landmark and former home of the Medici Family

Standing in the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery looking north with - the castle turret of the Palazzo Vecchio seen in the distance. The top of the Palazzo Vecchio and its distinctive castle turret The Duomo -- Santa Maria del Fiori Cathedral and it's famous dome Giotto's Tower -- the 270 foot tall - Duomo Bell Tower and Campanile Another view of the Duomo and it's neo-Gothic facade and dome
The front of the Duomo -- this cathedral - has the third largest nave of Christiandom. Lorenzo Ghiberti's bronze doors on the Baptistery facing the Duomo Inside the cathedral looking toward the altar The rear of the cathedral has a huge distinctive clock At 1 pm we had reservations to the Accademia to see - the famous Michelangelo's David.  We found a long line.
The line was for those without reservations. - We got in after just a short wait. Our hotel in Florence, the Best Western Fleming This is the view from our room at the hotel. The next morning we're back at Piazza della Repubblica, where we checked out - the merry-go-round earlier.  Many large department stores and restaurants are - located on the square.  It is the site of the original Roman Forum of Florence. The Pont Vecchio -- Florence's famous two story bridge across the Arno River. - The lower level is lined with businesses.  The upper level was used as the -

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