Belvedere building Florence

Located at the center of the fortified of Forte Belvedere, near the Boboli Gardens, it is mainly open and used on special occasions such as exhibitions and events. It was built before the fort of the same name according to a project by Ammannati in the years between 1370 and 1380.

The walls are characterized by symmetrical openings arranged according to a careful study of perspective and the concept of "beautiful seeing". On the ground floor there are two architraved loggias and at the 2 ends 2 views with opposing landscapes; the city of Florence with its monuments on one side and the surrounding hills on the other.

On the upper floors the alignment of the openings creates a very special and suggestive environment with various views of the surrounding landscape. & Nbsp; After the construction of Fort Belvedere the basements of the building became the place to preserve the Medici treasure, made safe by the various traps made from Buontalenti.

The clock we can see on the north side of the building is instead of the eighteenth century.

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