One of the great things about the Palazzo Vecchio is that there are roof terraces with the most amazing views of Florence. Luckily, the Italian weathermen are as inept as any others, since they had predicted rain for the entire weekend.
|The Piazza della Signoria
The grey building, apparently, is the Generali Insurance Company.
|More of the piazza
At left is the cafeteria of the Ufizzi. Underneath are statues, including the charming one of Perseus with the Medusa's head.
|View of Florence
|The back of the Piazza della Signoria
|The Church of Santa Croce
which has the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo. It was built in 1294.
An interesting 6-pointed star in front.
|The Great Synagogue
A newer project, completed in 1882, but fitting with the rest of Florence. Apparently it was modeled after the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul.
(Thanks to Carlton Hughes for identifying the building.)
|Still more view
|Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (The Duomo)
|Church of San Miniato de Monte