A Snapshot From / Florence

Four Shades of Ponte Santa Trinita

“If you know just one bridge in Florence, know the Ponte Vecchio. If you know two bridges in Florence, make the second the Ponte Santa Trinita.” — Florence for Free

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May 3, 2018

Crossing the Ponte Vecchio, as most visitors to Florence will likely do at some point, one cannot escape the graceful majesty of its neighbor, Ponte Santa Trinita.

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May 8, 2018

If it is breathtaking (mozzafiato) by day, by evening its beauty is ethereal (etereo).

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May 14, 2018

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May 15, 2018

Depending on the day, or even the hour, Florence reveals a different shade of this elegant bridge, and it makes me catch my breath every single time.

It wasn’t always a vision of peaceful loveliness — seventy-four years ago, it all looked very different. More details in Thursday’s post.


11 thoughts on “Four Shades of Ponte Santa Trinita

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  4. I think this post is sheer showing off of the fact that you spent a long time in Florence and had plenty of opportunities for photography. But, in turn, you pay it off with beautiful pictures. I await the apparent forthcoming post-war look with some trepidation.

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