Santo Stefano Al Ponte in the heart of Florence near to Ponte Vecchio is a magnificent deconsecrated church.
It is one of the oldest in Florence first mentioned in 1100.  In 2015 it was reopened to the public as a venue for art exhibits and concerts.

i went New Year’s Eve for a concert inspired by the world-renowned “Three Tenors” of LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, PLACIDO DOMINGO and JOSE CARRRERAS.  

The place is small and provided an intimate atmosphere.I loved the lighting they used.

I was happy it didn’t start on time, it gave me a chance to really enjoy this spectacular place.

This tribute to the great Pavarotti featured the three performing some of the most famous Opera arias.  The masterpieces that have brought fame to Italy.

They were accompanied by a chamber ensemble of mandolin, double bass and grand piano.

This was a very nice way to spend my first New Year’s Eve in Florence.  I’m looking forward to going back to see the art exhibit of the Viennese artist KLIMt.