|Florence in 1490: bird's eye view from the west|
|Florence today: bird's eye view from the east|
|the jewel of San Miniato al Monte|
|Villa Medici Fiesole|
|Bernardo Bellotto Piazza della Signoria, 1742, painted over 100 years before Eliot described it in Romola|
|Brunelleschi's Dome, eclipsing the hills|
|detail of Giotto's campanile built between 1334 and 1359|
...and the graceful-spired Badia...
|the elegant "graceful-spired" Badia Fiorentina, flanked by the Bargello: two bell-towers extant since the Middle Ages|
|the walls that still surround the San Frediano quarter in the Oltrarno (south of the Arno)|
And there flows Arno, with its bridges just where they used to be - the Ponte Vecchio, least like other bridges in the world, laden with the same quaint shops...
|Benozzo Gozzoli, Procession of the Youngest King (detail) 1459-60, Palazzo Medici-Ricciardi|