Viali di Circonvallazione

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


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


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: