Holy night, silent night at the Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de'Medici to house the Granducal Magistratures of Tuscany.
(A few more words about Giorgio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_Vasari)
|Rudolf is on strike.|
An optical illusion at Piazza del Duomo, Florence. Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is the fourth church of Europe by size, its length is 153 m and its height is 116 m.
|The Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana) by Michelangelo is accessed from the side of the church in the cloisters.|
Ponte Vecchio by night. Butchers initially occupied the shops of the bridge; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
|Officina di Santa Maria Novella.|
|Last minute Christmas shopping.|
|Legend has it that good luck will come to those who place a coin on the muzzle of Florence's wild-boar "Porcellino" and let it fall into the underlying grate.|
Something red, hot and Italian for Xmas: