-- MackenzieCooper? - 07 Apr 2005

Becca and I walked around the city and took a few pictures of interesting architecture. We looked in the guidebook and found Palazzo di Parte Guelfa, a relatively hidden building that was partially designed by Brunelleschi. It now houses the police station and a bookstore, but was once the headquarters of the Guelph party, according to the guidebook (109). The building is shaped very interestingly, like parts of it were added at the last minute. I also really like the outdoor staircase in the third picture.

  • Palazzo di Parte Guelfa: upper part was added by Brunelleschi

  • Another view of Palazzo di Parte Guelfa:

  • Third view of Palazzo di Parte Guelfa:

While not Renaissance architecture, I love Santa Croce, which is just around the corner from where I live. This picture was taken at dusk, highlighting the gothic style of the church.

  • Beautiful gothic architecture: Santa Croce:

Back to Renaissance architecture: The Palazzo Pitti, the facade of which many believe was designed by Brunelleschi. In the mid1500s, the Medici family moved in, and after, all rulers of Florence lived here (120).

  • Front view of the Palazzo Pitti:

(References to the guidebook refer to the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides' Florence and Tuscany book)

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