Florence Landmarks

The Galleria Uffizi, which stands between the river and the Piazza Signoria.

The Galleria Uffizi, on the side facing the Piazza Signoria.

The Piazza Signoria. The David was here for centuries before being moved to the Accademia. A replica stands in his place.

A look down a narrow street into the Piazza Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio (old town hall, built in the late 1200's) on the far side.

A look up at the replica of Michelangelo's David.

Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus, next to the David in Piazza Signoria. The bird on top has found a safe perch.

The facade of the Santa Croce church. My apartment building faces this Piazza, on the left side.

The soccer stadium, on the edge of town. Note the tall cyclone fence in the stands, to separate the home and visitor fans. I assume the tower at midfield is for the television cameras.

Lucas Pereira