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Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo

Copia Bronzea del David al Piazzale MichelangeloIt was conducted from 1865 to a design by the architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the historic centre, completion of the work of retrainingthe left bank of Arno. From that fact, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal, the so-called Rehabilitation, or the bourgeois rebirth of the city were created avenues that circles the manner of boulevard in place of walls of the right bank, was opened Piazza della Repubblica in the heart of downtown, and was opened on Viale dei Colli, a street tree overview 8 km long, at the height of which was realized the yard. The chronicle of the rapid construction of the company There has been described in details by the Italian journalist Peter Ferrigni (known under the pseudonym of Yorick) that does not fail to report as part of the Florentine was upsad 'for excessive spending' construction.
The plaza, dedicated to the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo, presented copies of some of his famous works preserved in Florence: The David and allegories of the four Medici Chapels of San Lorenzo. These copies are made of bronze, while the originals are all in white marble. The monument was brought up by nine pairs of oxen June 25, 1873

The Poggi also designed the loggia neoclassical style that dominates the whole terrace and which today houses a panoramic restaurant. Originally it was supposed to host a museum of works by Michelangelo, never realized. In the wall of the balcony, mail under the loggia, there is an epigraph to cubitali characters reminiscent of his work: Giuseppe Poggi Florentine architect turn around here is his monument MCXXI.

Veduta dal Piazzale MichelangeloThe panorama encompasses the heart of Florence, the Forte Belvedere in Santa Croce through the lungarni and bridges in Florence in sequence, especially the Ponte Vecchio; include the cathedral, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal tower of the Badia Fiorentina, not to mention the opposing hills north of the city with the center Fiesole and Settignano. At Piazzale can be accessed by car along the tree-Viale Michelangelo, made in those same years, or feet climbing the monumental stairs, named ”Rampe”, which climb from Piazza Poggi (in the district of San Niccolò), till the hill.


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