11/43.- Florence, Piazza della Signoria, Neptune Fountain


We can admire here the Neptune fountain, a work of Ammannati. In 1497 the religious leader and social critic Savonarola convinced Florentines to light the Bonfire of the Vanities in this square and burn some of Florence's best art. A year later, the same citizens of Florence burned Savonarola in one of these bonfires.

The Medici 'Segnoria' came to an end in 1737. Florence was part of the Duchy of Lorena till 1865 when it joined the Italian Unity. Florence was the capital of this reign till 1871.

Since the beginning of the 20th century Florence has been a tourist attraction. Visitors from all over the globe come to this city to see the traces the Renaissance artists left throughout the city.

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