Saturday, October 7, 2017

Torre di San Niccolò

Torre San Niccolò (St. Nicholas Tower), Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, Florence
Torre di San Niccolò (St. Nicholas Tower)
Piazza Giuseppe Poggi
Florence, April 2015

“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.”

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

I would need a elevator:)