Thursday, March 19, 2015

Porta San Niccolò

Porta San Niccolò, St. Nicholas Gate, Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, Florence
Porta San Niccolò (St. Nicholas Gate)
Piazza Giuseppe Poggi
Florence, October 2013

“The Torre di San Niccolò used to be part of the old city walls that protected Florence. One of the entrance gates to the city as well as a watch station, San Niccolo is the tallest of the ancient city towers still standing today. From June to September this Medieval tower that goes back to 1324 is open for visits. Standing about 60 meters tall (about 200 feet) from the top of the crenellated terrace you get a 360° view of the city. From this unique vantage point along the river you can take in Piazzale Michelangelo's bronze David, the Florence Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, the town of Fiesole as well as the Ponte Vecchio and all the other bridges that span the Arno.”