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Ponte Vecchio, the oldest of Florence's six bridges, is one of the city's best known images. Probably going back to Roman times with its stone pillars and wooden planks; it was built in stone but then newly destroyed by a flood in 1333. It was built again twelve years later.

Ponte Vecchio, the oldest of Florence's six bridges, is one of the city's best known images. Probably going back to Roman times with its stone pillars and wooden planks; it was built in stone but then newly destroyed by a flood in 1333. It was built again twelve years later.

"Lucy's Italian Movie" - I Love Lucy is probably the best show ever created.

"Lucy's Italian Movie" - I Love Lucy is probably the best show ever created.

Capri Island.  Love, love, loved Italy!  Can't wait to go back. Beautiful scenery, quaint villages, wonderful food, and warm, welcoming people!

Capri Island. Love, love, loved Italy! Can't wait to go back. Beautiful scenery, quaint villages, wonderful food, and warm, welcoming people!

This is a portion of the Annuciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus. This tempera and gold painting is considered the masterwork of Gothic artist Simone Martini. It was originally painted for a side altar for the Siena Cathedral but it is now housed in the Uffizzi Gallery in Florence.

This is a portion of the Annuciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus. This tempera and gold painting is considered the masterwork of Gothic artist Simone Martini. It was originally painted for a side altar for the Siena Cathedral but it is now housed in the Uffizzi Gallery in Florence.

Blessed Imelda Lambertini , INCORRUPT BODY Where: San Sigismondo Church near the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Blessed Imelda died in ecstasy while receiving her First Holy Communion. Lived 1322 A.D. ~ 1333

Blessed Imelda Lambertini , INCORRUPT BODY Where: San Sigismondo Church near the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Blessed Imelda died in ecstasy while receiving her First Holy Communion. Lived 1322 A.D. ~ 1333

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Looks like it belongs in a fairytale.  Built in 1333,  it is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe.  Inside you can find paintings dating back to the 17th century illustrating the history of Lucerne.  Sadly, many paintings were destroyed in a fire in the 1990′s but you can still see around 25 original paintings.

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland. Looks like it belongs in a fairytale. Built in 1333, it is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. Inside you can find paintings dating back to the 17th century illustrating the history of Lucerne. Sadly, many paintings were destroyed in a fire in the 1990′s but you can still see around 25 original paintings.

The Ponte Vecchio that crosses the river Arno in Florence is the oldest bridge in Tuscany.  The first bridge on this site was built a long time ago by the Romans and was constructed of wood on piers of stone.  It was ruined in 1117, reconstructed soon after but destroyed again in 1333 by flooding and then rebuilt once more in 1345, but this time more sensibly in stone.  Due to the high volume of traffic using the bridge, a number of shopkeepers set up shop to catch the passing trade.

The Ponte Vecchio that crosses the river Arno in Florence is the oldest bridge in Tuscany. The first bridge on this site was built a long time ago by the Romans and was constructed of wood on piers of stone. It was ruined in 1117, reconstructed soon after but destroyed again in 1333 by flooding and then rebuilt once more in 1345, but this time more sensibly in stone. Due to the high volume of traffic using the bridge, a number of shopkeepers set up shop to catch the passing trade.

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