|Foto de filipe's glance|
"... the most beautiful city I ever saw. It is surrounded with cultivated hills and from the bridge which crosses the broad channel of the Arno, the view is the most animated and elegant I ever saw. You see three or four bridges - one apparently supported by Corinthian pillars, and see the white sails of the boats relieved by the deep green of the forest which comes to the water's edge, and the sloping hills covered with bright villas on every side. Domes and steeples rise on all sides, and the cleanliness is remarkably great. "
(Percy Shelley, 1818 in Tuscany - A History, Alistar Moffat)