The House of Medici ruled Florence for the better part of 300 years, but they weren't always popular rulers. To avoid having to walk with the commoners (and risk being murdered) on his way to work, Cosimo I de' Medici commissioned Giorgio Vasari to build an enclosed passageway from the Medici home in the Palazzo Pitti on the southern bank of the Arno, across the Ponte Vecchio, to the Palazzo Vecchio, where the city offices were.
Most visitors to Florence don't even notice the corridor, so cleverly incorporated into the architecture. This photograph shows a few of the supporting arches beneath one stretch of the corridor, running along the Lungarno degli Archibusieri.
** TITLE: "Vasari Arches"
** SIZE: 8" x 12", signed, unframed and unmatted.
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Golden Arches Photo Florence Italy Vasari Corridor Arno River 8x12 Small Print Travel Photography Cosimo Medici Mustard Gold
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