Viali di Circonvallazione

The Boulevards
Piazza della Libertà
Piazza Beccaria
Viale Strozzi
Viale Strozzi
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini
Piazzale Donatello

The Viali di Circonvallazione are a series of 6-lane boulevards surrounding the north part of the historic centre of Florence.

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The Boulevards

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Giuseppe Poggi

Italian architect, mainly active in Tuscany.

Italian architect, mainly active in Tuscany.

From 1864 he designed the city's urban renovation, which included the demolition of the walls, and the creation of the Viali di Circonvallazione to encircle the city.

Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan

Boulevard

Type of broad avenue planted with rows of trees, or in parts of North America, any urban highway.

Type of broad avenue planted with rows of trees, or in parts of North America, any urban highway.

Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan
Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, France
The Straße des 17. Juni in Berlin, Germany
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Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, 2017
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Keshavarz Boulevard of Tehran, Iran in mid 1970s
Isfahan, Chaharbagh painted by Cornelis de Bruijn,1704
Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines.
Neftchiler Avenue, Baku, 2010
Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany.
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Boulevard in Florence, Italy
Avinguda Diagonal in Barcelona, Spain
Oder in Szczecin
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Almondvale Boulevard in the centre of Livingston in Scotland is a road connecting the large shopping centres of the town and runs parallel to the river Almond.
Barbaros Boulevard in Istanbul, Turkey
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Queens Boulevard in New York City
Road verge (or Boulevard) in Oak Park, Illinois
Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Norodom Boulevard
Bealey Avenue, one of the Four Avenues of Christchurch, New Zealand
View of Bogotá's La Soledad Park Way Boulevard

Florence's historic centre, for example, is surrounded by the Viali di Circonvallazione, a series of six-lane streets; the boulevards follow the outline of the ancient walls of Florence, that were demolished since 1865 to make Florence, then the capital of Italy (for five years, 1865–1870), a modern and big city like the other European capitals.

The square

Piazza della Libertà, Florence

Northernmost point of the historic centre of Florence.

Northernmost point of the historic centre of Florence.

The square
Porta San Gallo
Palaces over the square
Porch
Parterre
Triumphal arch
Statues over the triumphal arch

It was created in the 19th century during works to produce the Viali di Circonvallazione around the city.

Buildings

Piazza Cesare Beccaria

Buildings
Buildings
State Archives
Porta alla Croce

Piazza Cesare Beccaria is a square of Florence located on the viali di Circonvallazione, the boulevard along the route of the former walls of Florence.

Florence

City in Central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region.

City in Central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region.

View of Florence by Hartmann Schedel, published in 1493
Julius Caesar established Florence in 59 BC.
The Goth King Totila razes the walls of Florence during the Gothic War: illumination from the Chigi manuscript of Villani's Cronica.
The Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
Leonardo da Vinci statue outside the Uffizi Gallery
Girolamo Savonarola being burnt at the stake in 1498. The brooding Palazzo Vecchio is at centre right.
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and his family. Leopold was, from 1765 to 1790, the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Porte Sante cemetery, burial place of notable figures of Florentine history
1/5 Mahratta Light Infantry, Florence, 28 August 1944
Florence with snow cover in December 2009
Seats in the Florence City Council
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Palazzo Vecchio
1835 City Map of Florence, still largely in the confines of its medieval city centre
Ponte Vecchio, which spans the Arno river
Florence in the evening --Same picture as above. The same picture--
Palazzo Pitti
Ponte Santa Trinita with the Oltrarno district
The city of Florence as seen from the hill of Fiesole
Florence Duomo as seen from Michelangelo hill
Piazzale degli Uffizi
Palazzo Pitti on Boboli Gardens' side
The façade of the Cathedral
Piazza della Repubblica
Panorama composite, overview of Firenze, taken from the Giardino Bardini viewpoint
Replica of David and other statues, Piazza della Signoria
Tourists flock to the Fontana del Porcellino.
Tourists and restaurant in the Piazza del Duomo
Fiaschi of basic Chianti
Botticelli's Venus, stored in the Uffizi
Sculptures in the Loggia dei Lanzi
Michelangelo's David
The Uffizi are the 10th most visited art museum in the world.
The Palazzo della Signoria, better known as the Palazzo Vecchio (English: The Old Palace)
Brunelleschi's dome
The introduction of the Decameron (1350–1353) by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Teatro della Pergola
Florentine steak in Florence
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
A display of proboscideans in the Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze, or the Natural History Museum of Florence
Luxury boutiques along Florence's prestigious Via de' Tornabuoni
Calcio Storico
Stadio Artemio Franchi
Rectorate's auditorium of University of Florence
Tramway Sirio in Florence
Route map of the tramway
Florence Airport
Mobikes at Parco delle Cascine, Florence
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Lorenzo de' Medici
Amerigo Vespucci
Niccolò Machiavelli
The traditional boroughs of the whole comune of Florence
The 5 administrative boroughs of the whole comune of Florence

Such include the Via Camillo Cavour, one of the main roads of the northern area of the historic centre; the Via Ghibellina, one of central Florence's longest streets; the Via dei Calzaiuoli, one of the most central streets of the historic centre which links Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Signoria, winding parallel to via Roma and Piazza della Repubblica; the Via de' Tornabuoni, a luxurious street in the city centre that goes from Antinori square to ponte Santa Trinita, across Piazza Santa Trinita, characterised by the presence of fashion boutiques; the Viali di Circonvallazione, 6-lane boulevards surrounding the northern part of the historic centre; as well as others, such as Via Roma, Via degli Speziali, Via de' Cerretani, and the Viale dei Colli.

Arca di Lorena

Triumphal Arch of the Lorraine, Florence

Arca di Lorena

The Triumphal Arch of the Lorraine located in Piazza della Libertà in Florence, Italy, is an 18th-century, monumental triumphal arch, bypassed by the viali di Circonvallazione that skirt Florence through the space once girded by its 16th-century walls.

Piazza della Signoria

Historic Centre of Florence

Part of quartiere 1 of the Italian city of Florence.

Part of quartiere 1 of the Italian city of Florence.

Piazza della Signoria
1835 City Map of Florence, still largely in the confines of its medieval city center.

The northern part of the old town is surrounded by the avenues of Viali di Circonvallazione, a series of large six-lane avenues inspired by Parisian boulevard created when Florence was the capital of Italy.

Piazza della Signoria

List of squares in Florence

List of the principal squares of Florence in Italy.

List of the principal squares of Florence in Italy.

Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Libertà
Piazza SS Annunziata
Piazza Santa Trinita
Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Piazza Santa Croce
Piazza de' Pitti
View from Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza Beccaria
Piazza dell'Indipendenza

Piazza d'Azeglio: Near the Viali di Circonvallazione it has the Villino Uzielli Palace.

Print of Former Porta a Pinti and wall

Porta a Pinti, Florence

Former gate in the walls of Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy.

Former gate in the walls of Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy.

Print of Former Porta a Pinti and wall

It was destroyed in 1865 during the creation of the Viale di Circonvallazione, which removed most of the walls of Florence.

Savonarola Monument by Enrico Pazzi

Monument to Savonarola in Piazza Savonarola

Savonarola Monument by Enrico Pazzi

The Monument to Savonarola in Piazza Savonarola is an outdoor marble statue on a plinth in honor of the 15th-century Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola; it is located in a piazza of the same name a few blocks outside of the Viali di Circonvallazione, in Northeastern Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy.