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Leghorn Virtual Tour

Leghorn is very different from the other main cities of the Tuscany; it hasn't a medieval or Renaissance origin but it presents a character, an history and an urban development much more recent. It was founded as a link between the sea and the port facilities of the most important Pisa. There was only a Castle and a small port next to a Fortress, which, enlarged by the Florentines in the early decades of the 1500s, was called the Old Fort and became one of the greatest defensive systems of the Tuscan State. Between the XVI and XVII century was built the imposing New Fortress that was part of the grand project of Leghorn as a city-fortress commissioned by Grand Duke Francesco I de 'Medici to the Buontalenti.

Leghorn is a strange and a fascinating city for its location on the sea for which he had to build buildings and squares in a singular manner: the current Republic Square was built in 1844 by the architect Luigi Bettarini and was called "The Voltone" because designed on a great vault built over the Fosso Reale. Along the Fosso Reale was built in 1894, the Central Market an imposing building with the main facade 95 meters long. The entrance is composed of four columns supporting a massive entablature where a sign indicates both the use of the building “Nuovo Mercato delle Vettovaglie” and the name of the Engineer Architect who designed the building: Angiolo Badaloni.

A splendid Seafront walk, often depicted in paintings by the Macchiaioli school, runs through trees, cliffs, rocks and beaches (sand and shingle). This front begin in the Port of Leghorn, characterized by the Old Medicean Fortress and runs for nine enchanting kilometers to the village of Antignano. Viale Italia leads to a wide Belvedere that in the early decades of the 1900s was transformed into a large square with a gazebo for the music, a sort of small round temple, with the domed roof supported by a series of round columns. Expanded in the postwar period, it was called Mascagni Terrace, in honor of the famous musician born in Leghorn.

LEGHORN 360° … MASCAGNI TERRACE

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Virtual Tour of the Mascagni Terrace

The Mascagni Terrace is characterized by two elements: the 4100 columns that form the balustrade and the floor in black and white tiles that form a sort of chessboard. The current beauty of the Terrace is due to the complete ...

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MASCAGNI TERRACE

LEGHORN 360° … NEW FORTRESS

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Virtual Tour of the New Fortress in Leghorn

The New Fortress of Leghorn was designed according to the projects of several artificers including Bernardo Buontalenti, Giovanni Cantagallina, Vincenzo Bonanni and Giovanni de' Medici. The massive building, constructed between the ...

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NEW FORTRESS

LEGHORN 360° … CITY TOUR

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Virtual Tour of the Tuscan City

Leghorn City Tour: a virtual journey to discover the monuments of the Tuscan province. The 360° VR Panoramas of this virtual walk brings us in the Old Fortress, in the Central Market with its splendid interior, in the Republic Square and ...

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LEGHORN CITY TOUR

LEGHORN 360° … ROSIGNANO MARITTIMO

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Virtual Tour of Rosignano Marittimo

The name of Rosignano derives from the Roman family gens Rasinia who owned some lands in this area. The adjective "Marittimo" was added in 1862 to distinguish this village from Rosignano Monferrato in the province ...

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ROSIGNANO MARITTIMO

LEGHORN 360° … POPULONIA

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POPULONIA

••• VIRTUAL BROCHURE •••

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360° VR Panoramic Virtual Brochure

••• VIRTUAL TOUR SECTIONS •••

  1. MASCAGNI TERRACE
  2. NEW FORTRESS
  3. LEGHORN CITY TOUR
  4. ROSIGNANO MARITTIMO

••• HIGHLIGHTS •••

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Mascagni Terrace northern side

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Inside the Central Market

Leghorn City Tour

••• LITTLE PLANET •••

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Murales in Vada

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Mascagni Terrace

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