Friday, January 13, 2012
View from the Piazzale
This is a view of one of my favorite sights in Florence, from my favorite place in Florence. The Piazzale Michelangelo is a taxi ride from the center of town, up winding streets lined with green trees and beautiful homes, that ends at a broad plazza on the hillside. I love the spectacular view looking across the Arno river towards the mountains in the distance. You can see the Boboli gardens of the Pitti palace, the Ponte Vechio and of course the star of Florence, Il Duomo, and its beautiful dome by Brunelleschi.
For me, this is definitely a pinch me moment. I just want to bottle this view and take it with me. Creating a painting is the next best thing.
Where is your favorite place in Florence?