Fort Belvedere

The Forte Belvedere is located in Florence in the panoramic point of the city.

The Forte del Belvedere was built between 1590 and 1595 by the will of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de 'Medici. The project was entrusted to the architect Bernardo Buontalenti , trusted architect of the Medici family. The Forte Belvedere represents the last stage of the Vasari Corridor , which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti up to the Boboli Gardens thanks to corridors, bridges and gardens.

Buontalenti's work was intended to be an "urban" fortress with prestigious finishes both outside and inside.

Forte Belvedere was built as a military and defense outpost , favored by its strategic position. Today the Forte del Belvedere is one of the main attractions of the City of Florence . The Fort can be visited only during the summer. Only for a few years inside it was possible to admire the Alberto della Ragione Collection .

Forte Belvedere hosts temporary exhibitions by 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 Florence

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