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Strolling in the Oltrarno...

Here are a few photos from my trip to Florence last October. One day, after viewing the brilliant Masaccio frescos in Capella Brancacci, I strolled around the San Frediano area of the Oltrarno and along the Lungarno...

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Comments (16)

Jane:

Anne, thanks for a trip down my memories. It was so good.

barb cabot:

Thank you Anne, brings back such nice memories, a stroll down some memory lanes.

Anne:

Jane and Barb, it was my pleasure!! I felt wonderfully refreshed and uplifted after reliving this day through my photos last night. Ah ♥Firenze♥...I love that city! :)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, beautiful photos! They're all wonderul and that last one with the reflection under the bridge is really cool. I remember reading your blog while you were in Florence and how much fun you had. How wonderful to have such great memories.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

Great shots - I had never been across the Arno until this last trip. It made me want to return for a more in-depth explore.

Wonderful photos, Anne. I’m not familiar with the neighborhood (just went there to see the Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens) but look forward to exploring the area on a future trip.

Anne:

Kathy, it was such an amazing experience. It's very stressful at my work these days so taking a mental vacation through my photos is good therapy!

Jerry, my apartment was on Via dei Barbadori,just off the Ponte Vecchio so I spent a lot of time in the Oltrarno. I loved all the nooks and crannies and places to stumble upon unexpectedly (like the teeny church where I heard an amazing opera singer!)

Maria, I highly recommend this area. It's fun to explore, and full of shops and things. I so want to return to "my" apartment for another stay sometime!

Wow - wonderful photos!

Beautiful photos, Anne. I love this area.

Anne:

Thanks Candi and Leslie. I am so longing to return to Florence now after looking at my photos! ♥

Amazing photos. I don't think I have spent much time in this area of Florence. It is so beautiful!

Anne:

girasoli, it's a wonderful area. I'd like to explore more of it myself another time.

sheri:

Thanks from me too for the memories. We loved our stay in the Oltrano.

Anne:

My pleasure Sheri, me too! I'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

sandrac:

Thanks for these, Anne. They're lovely photos and bring back such great memories of Florence. I love the Oltrarno, and wasn't the Brancacci chapel amazing!

Anne:

Sandra, it was breathtaking! The colours were brilliant, and the force of emotion Masaccio was able to portray was quite stunning. I hope to see it again someday. I was extremely fortunate to be able to spend far longer in the chapel than the standard 15 mins.

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