Fortezza Da Basso Wall in Florence, Italy

The Fortezza Da Basso, which was finished in 1537, has massive walls that give the huge fortress a pentagonal shape. It also features an imposing tower as seen from the Porta Santa Maria Novella entrance. It never saw battle. I was surprised to learn that this military Renaissance architecture is now an exhibition center that houses two modern pavilions with a contemporary appearance. Two other Congress Centers managed by Firenze Fiera are nearby.

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Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

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