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Colline Firenze Patrimonio Unesco ph. Lorenzo Cotrozzi

text Teresa Favi
ph. Lorenzo Cotrozzi

July 28, 2021

The hills of Florence UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The Basilica of San Miniato, Piazzale Michelangelo and the system of the Rampe del Poggi become patrimony of the Humanity

It was the main topic with which we opened the last issue of Firenze Made in Tuscany "Le colline che guardno Firenze" (The hills that look over Florence) a month ago, and now comes the news from the councillor for culture Tommaso Sacchi, who says: "our city has extended its world heritage site and is increasingly becoming a jewel of culture, history and art on a global scale".

Basilica di San Miniato al Monte

A detail of Church of San Miniato al Monte ph. Lorenzo Cotrozzi

The hill overlooking Florence from the left bank," continues Sacchi, "so full of priceless treasures, has been recognised as a natural extension of the historic centre downstream, which includes the part of the city within the avenues and the ancient walls. We also share our happiness with Father Bernardo Gianni, Abbot of San Miniato a Monte, who has always been at our side in this battle". Today," he concludes, "we are truly celebrating a victory for everyone.

The hill of Florence on the left bank of the Arno ph Lorenzo Cotrozzi

Click here to read our article and have fun looking for some fresh air in the hills on these hot July days.

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