In the heart of Florence. Culture as a common good The 150th anniversary of Florence Capital and the great poet Mario Luzi
Florence is history, tradition, art and culture. Valuable, beautiful, desired. This is what Florence means to us Florentines and to so many tourists that visit and love our city. Palazzo Vecchio has reopened its beautiful courtyards, becoming a favorite destination with an increase of visitors of 25%. A square to experience and share, an endless surprise visit, from the excavations of the Roman Theater to the exposure of the Medici tapestries, arriving across the communication trench to the top of the Arnolfo Tower, enjoying the story with each step you take. On the 18th of November, 1865 the Chamber of Deputies was installed in Palazzo Vecchio in the Salone dei Cinquecento; the King arrived on February 3rd of that year after the riots and deaths in Turin when Florence became the Capital of Italy. The 150th anniversary of Florence Capital was celebrated with the issue of a special stamp printed by the Polygraph Institute and Zecca dello Stato, a stamp that we have officially presented last June, the tricolor that surrounds Palazzo Vecchio.