Thursday, September 12, 2013

Palazzo Pitti

The Palazzo Pitti is a vast mainly Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio. The core of the present palazzo dates from 1458 and was originally the town residence of Luca Pitti, an ambitious Florentine banker.
The scale of this building is extremely impressive.  Each floor is roughly eight meters, twice as high as a normal level.  Clearly, it was designed to present an imposing, severe and fortified appearance.

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