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Firenze (Florence) viewed from Arno river, Italy by Marino Todesco

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Marino Todesco Marino Todesco
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0.10 Gigapixels
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Date added
Oct 22, 2009
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Oct 22, 2009
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This stitched view has been composed from a terrace located on the southern bank of the Arno river, between Ponte della Santa Trinità (Holy Trinity Bridge) and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).

Ponte Vecchio is one of Europe's oldest wholly-stone, closed-spandrel segmental arch bridges. It is one of the most reknown and visited monuments of Florence, and it has a very original superstructure formed by small and quite irregular shop blocks erected from the bridge's deck.

It is said that the economic concept of bankruptcy originated here: when a merchant could not pay his debts, the table on which he sold his wares (the "banco") was physically broken ("rotto") by soldiers, and this practice was called "bancorotto". Not having a table anymore, the merchant was not able to sell anything.

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