NileGuide Expert Says:
"A peaceful place for a picnic, a jog or a stroll through the market."
Cascine park is a favorite with joggers, horse riders and families with young children, especially on Sundays and Tuesday mornings, when it's market day. On the park's east side is an open-air swimming pool (open during the summer months) attached are a bar and restaurant used on the warm summer evenings. The west of the park holds an amphitheater, a popular summertime venue for dance performances and concerts. At the end of the 18th century important buildings such as the Palazzina Reale, currently home to the Faculty of Agriculture
of the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence University) were added. The park finally became public at the start of the 19th century. The Cascine
Park opens daily from 8 am to 6 pm (autumn and winter) and from 7 am to 9 pm (spring and summer).