"Whenever we think of Florence our thoughts inevitably go to the Renaissance, to the legendary palaces that were enlivened by noble families' celebrations, to the magnificent bridges that linked up lively neighbourhoods, and to the monumental squares - they were real agoras, animated by a stream of illustrious writers, aristocratic patrons, wealthy merchants and humble shopkeepers. The distinctly romantic soul of Florence which I portray comes to life as a sentiment. The city possesses that extraordinary, smooth spirit that voluptuously ascends to the sky from magnificent marble pedestals, and creates an unbreakable link between the desire of evoking ancestral history and the burning realisation of reaching the heavenly dream." ph.©Vincenzo Maccarrone