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The Fort Belvedere is located in Florence in the view of the city. The Forte Belvedere was built between 1590 and 1595 by the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de 'Medici. The project was entrusted to the architect Bernardo Buontalenti, trusted architect of the Medici family. It represents the last stage of the Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti to the Boboli Gardens through corridors, bridges and gardens. The Buontalenti wanted to be an urban fortress "" with luxury finishes both outside and inside. The Fort was built as a military outpost and defense favored by its strategic location. Today the Fort Belvedere is one of the main attractions of the City of Florence. The Fort is open only during the summer. Only for a few years in it was possible to admire the Alberto della Ragione Collection. The Fort houses temporary exhibitions of international artists such as Giuseppe Penone, Zhang Huan, Mario Merz, Giovanni Anselmo, Jannis Kounellis, Mimmo Paladino and many others.

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Via di S. Leonardo, 1
50125 Firenze

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