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Disegnato nel 1869 dall'architetto fiorentino Giuseppe Poggi, Piazzale Michelangelo offre una bellissima vista panoramica su Firenze e sull'Arno, ed è sicuramente una fermata obbligatoria per turisti e fiorentini.
Creata come parte dei grandi lavori di ristrutturazione della mura cittadine nel 1869, questa suntuosa terrazza del Poggi è tipicamente ottocentesca.
Il Poggi realizzò il piazzale come monumento per la celebrazione di Michelangelo e delle sue opere, che dovevano essere qui esposte, sia il Daivid che le sculture dei Medici in San Lorenzo.
Quando la terrazza fu finita, il Poggi realizzò anche la loggia in stile neoclassico che doveva ospitare un museo delle opere di Michelangelo. L'edificio non è mai diventato un museo, ed oggi è un famoso ristorante panoramico.
Oggi la piazza è affollata da turisti, bancherelle e una grande riproduzioni in bronzo del David di Michelangelo.
Parte del Piazzale è un parcheggio, dove uno viene per godersi il bel panorama. Si può anche raggiungere a piedi, seguendo le grandi scalinate che partono da Piazza Poggi, proprio sotto Piazzale Michelangelo.
Designed in 1869 by Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi, Piazzale Michelangelo offers panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley and is a popular spot with locals and tourists.
Created as part of major restructuring of the city walls in 1869, Poggi's sumptuous terrace is typically 19th century. Poggi designed a monument base dedicated to Michelangelo, where copies of Michelangelo's works, including the David and Medici chapel sculptures from San Lorenzo would be displayed. When the terrace was finished, Poggi designed the hillside building with loggia as a museum for Michelangelo's works. For some reason, Poggi's project was not realized as it was intended. The building that was to be a museum is now a restaurant.
Today, the piazza is filled with tourists, vendors, and a bronze replica of Michelangelo's David. Just remember that most of Piazzale Michelangelo is a parking lot, and one comes here to enjoy the view. It

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Alessandro Gambetti
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Biography/Curriculum Alessandro Gambetti was born in Vicchio del Mugello (Florence) in 1959. In 1977 he got his Diploma at the Liceo Artistico and in 1983 he got his Diploma in painting at the Accademia di belle Arti (The fine Arts Academy) of Florence. From 1999 he is a regular art teacher at Scuola media in Siena. In the same year one of his painting’s picture is choosen by the Amburgo’s Agency (Germany) for an important advertising compaign In 2001 he is nominated academicians for the International Academy “Greci Marino” (literature, art and science Academy of Verbano in Vinzaglio-Novara). He took part to several public artistic exhibitions like Arte Padova in Padova, “Cromaticos” ( a painting exhibition in Castello Estense in Ferrara),art-expo in New York (USA) and more recently at the show “Firenze Arte” (the Pergola art gallery in Florence), finalist artist at seventh edition “National Price of painting and Sculpture “Città di Novara” Novara, at the first edition of Biennal Exh

Publish Date  February 08, 2012

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  80 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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