Florence, Italy

DECEMBER 09, 2008 – DECEMBER 18, 2008

Florence is one of the most beloved cities in the world and capital of the Tuscan region of Italy. Julius Cesar established it as early as 59 BC, but it was not until the end of the 13th century and early 14th century through the 17th century that the city became known for what it is today–the birthplace of the Renaissance. Thanks to the support of powerful families during this period, such as the Medici’s, the city is adorned with priceless masterpieces by many artists/architects, from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

Piazza Della Signoria

Florence, Italy

The Piazza della Signoria has been an important focal point in the history of civic life for the Florentines dating back to medieval times and remains today an important hub for political and social life. The characteristic ‘L’ shaped piazza is dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio with its tall, crenellated tower. It was once home to the ruling body of the Republic of Florence and today is home to the municipal government and city hall offices. Although some of its aesthetic and programmatic characteristics have changed over time, the overall form as well as many of the original significant buildings remain such as the Loggia della Signoria, Palazzo degli Uffizi, Palazzo degli Uguccioni, and the Palazzo del Tribunale di Mercanzia … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]