Travel and Culture in Tuscany
Firenze is called the town of flowers, but it would be better to call it the town of trees, because of the presence of many wooded avenues and gardens and of so many varieties of trees.
In Firenze there are several important parks that allow people to get fresh air and a contact with nature.
Some interesting parks: Cascine, Albereta, Villa Fabbricotti, Villa Strozzi, Villa Vogel, Villa Favard
The widest is Parco delle Cascine, that skirts the Arno with its area composed of 160 hectares of vegetation and which was given to the municipality in 1865.
In ancient times this park was rich in oaks, elms and maples, which now are being slowly substituted by other trunks, such as acacias, elders and by ivy, as well.
We also want to point out these other parks: Parco dell’Albereta, Villa Fabbricotti park, Villa Strozzi park, with horse-chestnuts, cedars and holm-oaks, Villa Vogel park, with poplars and cypresses, where you can find very good sport facilities, then Villa Favard park, that is rich in holm-oaks and limes and where you can try the routes for some guided exercises.
Florence photographies kindly granted by Società Dante Alighieri - Florence.