Fortezza da Basso, Florence

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Fortezza da Basso is a fort inserted in the fourteenth century walls of Florence. Its official name is the Fortress of Saint John the Baptist (Fortezza di San Giovanni Battista). In modern times it is home to numerous conferences, concerts and national and international exhibitions, such as Pitti Immagine. Its total area is nearly 100,000 square meters.
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  • Walked here from the centre, across a busy dual carriageway, to find its not open to the public. Unless they have some exhibition on or similar. Wasnt worth the walk really as the busy road spoils...  more »
  • Sadly not for the public :( we walked around the outside of the fort but wouldnt reccommend you do that.  more »
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  • Not opened to tourist. Not even sure why it is on the map if I can’t go in. Don’t bother to waste your time if stopped in the train station and are a tourist. Area seems a bit sketch as well.
  • I visited this place for an international conference (design automation and test Europe). It's quite atmosphere place.

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