Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.60.
Entitled – Florence. Panorama of the City.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Florence. – We now travel back to Rome and from thence to Florence, a journey of 6 and a half hours.
Here, in the art city of Tuscany and of the world, the birthplace of Dante, Galileo, and Machiavelli, the scholar and the poet may linger long, if only to buy antiquities in the Via del Scala, and roam through the far-famed Uffizi.
The panorama of Florence, which city is situated on both sides of the somewhat insignificant Arno, embraces lovely gardens stretching to the distant horizon, from Fiesole, smiling at us with its graceful towers, to the blue ridge of the Lucchese Mountains, standing out against the golden background of the western sky.
The bold, airy tower of the palace is seen rising like a slender mast, and contrasting itself with Brunelleschi’s wondrous dome of the Cathedral.
The city is full of incomparable grace, and breathes forth, as it were, a history that has influenced Europe.
Florence is situated in a charming valley, inclosed by spurs of the Apennines, the highest of which, Monte Morello, rises on the north side to an altitude of 3,180ft.
The population numbers 148,000; and by far the greater part of the city is on the right bank of the river.
The city walls have recently been removed, but the ancient gates have been left.
The broad Viale encircles the town on the right bank under various names, and this thoroughfare marks the site of the old fortifications.
There are six bridges and two suspension bridges within the city, and the Piazza della Signoria, with the Palazzo Vecchio and the magnificent open vaulted hall known as the Loggia dei Lanzi, once formed the Forum of the Republic.
The Palazzo Vecchio is a huge, castle-like building, with projecting battlements and a tower 308ft. high; it is now the Town Hall.
At the corner of the Palazzo begins the Portico degli Uffizi, erected between 1560 and 1574.
Approaching from the Piazza della Signoria, you enter by the second door on the left, and reach the world-renowned Galleria degli Uffizi by ascending 126 steps.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, close to the Pitti Palace, is Brunelleschi’s masterpiece.
The construction of the cupola alone took fourteen years.
From the top of the lantern on the dome to the pavement measures 352ft.
The Cathedral was consecrated in 1462; and the width inside is 185 and a half yds.; across the transept, 114yds.
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