Florence in Roman times

In this collection of postcards the famous architect and designer Corinto Corinti, born in Arezzo  but  florentine by  adoption, reconstructed, between 1923 and 1928, the sites of Roman and medieval Florence on the basis of archaeological findings discovered in the city center during the second half of  the 19th century as a result of the massive renovation planning for Florence become capital of Italy.

After the demolition of the city walls and of many buildings to make room for new buildings, Roman remains came to light.

Interno del teatro romano, i resti dovrebbero trovarsi sotto le fondamenta di Palazzo Vecchio
Roman Theater

That was the starting point for the iconographic reconstruction of Florence in Roman age realized by Corinti.

The 100 “postcards” reproduce views of the city, sometimes not exactly faithful.

Below there are some of those referring to the “Roman period”:

…Read more     Ancient Florence in postcards of Corinto Corinti



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