Viali di Circonvallazione

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

The Boulevards


Viale Strozzi

HistoryEdit

The boulevards follow the outline of the ancient walls of Florence, that were demolished in 1865 according to Giuseppe Poggi's project to make Florence, then the capital of Italy, a modern city with wide boulevards inspired by those of Paris. Around the former gates of the city, squares and palaces were created.

TodayEdit

Today the viali di Circonvallazione are the main arterial street of Florence for the traffic from west to east.

The route (from west) starting from Ponte alla Vittoria bridge is:

GalleryEdit