Parco di Montececeri



NileGuide Expert Says:

Hiking through the hills around Florence, an incredible sight to see

Address:

Via Cave di Maiano
50014 Florence, Italy

Neighborhood:

Outside the city

Contact:

tel: +39 055 59611
fax: +39 055 59045
visit website

Strenuousness:

Moderate

Description:

Parco di Montececeri is known as the "luogo leonardiano" or Leonardo's place. It is noted that this was the place where Leonardo da Vinci attempted to take flight with his hand made wings. Montececeri means Mount of the Swan. Parco di Montececeri is a park that was discovered in the early 20th century. It is famous for its sandstone known as "pietra fiesolana" or the stone of Fiesole. It has been used by sculptors since the 15th century. Pietra fiesolana was used in creating monuments and buildings during the reign of the Medici family.

Photo:


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